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Did Jesus command us to love one another ?
- ?Lv 71 month ago
- Phil MLv 71 month ago
No, that was John Lennon.
- Anonymous1 month ago
This is the second greatest commandment he gave and he told people to love another as their neighbors. You should love yourself too because Jesus wants you to love your neighbor as yourself. How can you give love to others if you do not love yourself to.
- ?Lv 61 month ago
One condition Jesus sets is this: “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”—John 13:34, 35.
Jesus requires his followers to have genuine love for one another and for the rest of mankind.
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- CarymLv 61 month ago
Real Christians cannot help but love. You cannot stop it; it is an inflow that demands an outflow. [Romans 5: 5]
Of course, we get a little worked up when someone deliberately distorts God's word. But then we forgive, and we move on --- until next time.
- PaulLv 71 month ago
Not only to love "one another", but to love our enemies, and to do good for those who persecute us.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, and I sure wish that cute chick across the aisle would heed this.
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Yes, as our own selves.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
It is a command Jesus gave, yes. There's nothing optional about it. As Jesus loved us, so we are to love others. Sacrificially. Forgivingly. Caringly. Agape love is the Greek word He used - Principled love, looking for the other person's good even if you don't like them or trust them. That's the kind of love the Father and the Son have for us, you see. Christians are commanded to love their neighbor as themselves, and each other in the faith. Unlike Confucius who negatively said not to do to others what you would not like them to do to you, Jesus positively opened up the way to take the initiative in doing good to others even if they don't do good to you.
- David KLv 61 month ago
That is in John 13:34, but since John was written 80 years or so after Jesus died, there is a strong possibility that he did not say it, but the author of John wanted to communicate that idea.