The Bible is The Word of God. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and will not change His love for humanity tomorrow. So the answer is simple, "Love your enemies as well as others." Many a pastor has proclaimed that this is difficult to do but to "Love one another" is NOT a request. In fact, Jesus calls it "The new commandment" in John 13:34. In reality, if we truly love one another, all the other commandments easily fall in line. That is, we will not steal or kill one another if we love one another. We will not burn books in public that another person treasures even if they are totally against our religious beliefs. I, for one, did not become a "Born Again Christian" because someone hit me over the head with a Bible. I do not expect others to respect my beliefs by burning the book that they believe in. Love conquers all - not hate.
John Michael Domino
17 BIBLICAL REFERENCES:
1. John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
John 13:33-35 (in Context) John 13 (Whole Chapter)
2. John 13:35
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
John 13:34-36 (in Context) John 13 (Whole Chapter)
3. Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:9-11 (in Context) Romans 12 (Whole Chapter)
4. Romans 13:8
[ Love, for the Day is Near ] Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:7-9 (in Context) Romans 13 (Whole Chapter)
5. Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love.
Galatians 5:12-14 (in Context) Galatians 5 (Whole Chapter)
6. Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:1-3 (in Context) Ephesians 4 (Whole Chapter)
7. Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Hebrews 10:23-25 (in Context) Hebrews 10 (Whole Chapter)
8. 1 Peter 1:22
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
1 Peter 1:21-23 (in Context) 1 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)
9. 1 Peter 3:8
[ Suffering for Doing Good ] Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1 Peter 3:7-9 (in Context) 1 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter)
10. 1 Peter 5:14
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
1 Peter 5:13-14 (in Context) 1 Peter 5 (Whole Chapter)
11. 1 John 3:11
[ Love one another ] This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
1 John 3:10-12 (in Context) 1 John 3 (Whole Chapter)
12. 1 John 3:23
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
1 John 3:22-24 (in Context) 1 John 3 (Whole Chapter)
13. 1 John 4:7
[ God's Love and Ours ] Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:6-8 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
14. 1 John 4:11
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:10-12 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
15. 1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:11-13 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
16. 2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
2 John 1:4-6 (in Context) 2 John 1 (Whole Chapter)
17. Romans 13:9
The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."