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1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

When Christians hate or dislike each other they’re certainly not showing love. At times, a critical Spirit will cause believers’ relationships to become strained as they judge each other. Believers will always disagree on some matters, but they should still be able to share their unity in Jesus. those with critical spirits however, will be unable to love other people. If they can’t love each other who they can see, how can they possibly love an invisible God? Christians who claim to love God but hate others are lying to themselves, God, and everyone else. Learn to love, like Our Lord above loves you.