The Impetus For Christian Love

The genuine biblical doctrine of Christian love is one much overlooked and misunderstood, and not only by those outside the church and those whose orthodoxy is questionable.  Even where it is understood, it is often not put into practice as it ought to be.  John’s teaching on Christian love makes this a matter of the utmost importance, for “he that loveth not knoweth not God: for God is love.”  Our love is to be based upon the love of the Father in sending the Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Where this godly love is not present, there is no true conversion.  We must love one another, based upon what Christ has done for us, and live toward one another in imitation of His love.