Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Bible References

A man

1 John 2:4
The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn"t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 3:17
If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?

Not

1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.

General references

Matthew 22:40
All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”
Matthew 25:42
For I was hungry
and you gave Me nothing to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me nothing to drink;
John 13:35
By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 14:15
“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.
Hebrews 13:1
Let brotherly love continue.

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