1 John 4:8 (NKJV)
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:16 (NKJV)
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Romans 8:38–39 (NKJV)
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
One test of love is, Love. God loves and if we know God and have truly accepted God into our lives then we know love. We know the love of God. Christians do not hate. God’s love is seen in the life of the follower of Christ.
Those who have accepted Christ into their lives stand for what is right in the sight of God. Christians, true believers in Christ stand for the righteousness of Christ.
Believers in Christ stand for the righteousness of Christ. Because we know and have experienced His love in our lives we can boldly exercise His love in the world and even toward those who hate us.
We can never allow the hatred of this world to take away the love of Christ that so richly lives in our lives. Christ proved His love for us on the Cross. We too allow that same love to be witnessed in our lives.
Matthew 16:24 (NKJV)
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”