Jesus Came to Perfect God's Love In Men
Are we then really expected to love our neighbor as ourselves? The problem today is that most of the church people do not really love one another. What God calls love and what the church which walks in a form of godliness calls love are two very different things. The commandments of Jesus totally agree with the commandments of the law. Jesus still commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves in order to fulfill the law. Those who walk after a form of godliness cannot fulfill the law. "And this commandment have we from Him, that he who loveth God should love his brother also" (1 John 4:2 1). "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous" (1 John 5:2, 3). These Scriptures are sobering to those who have fallen away from the faith to a form of godliness. What part of us wants to resist walking in love? Could it be that we still love the nature of Satan? "
And you who were dead in trespasses and sins, where in time past ye walked according to the course of this world (you walked and talked like the world), according to the prince of the power of the airs the (demon) spirit that NOW worketh in the children of disobedience (those who walk after the flesh nature): Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath (under judgment)" (Eph. 2:1-3).