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"Finally, brethren,... whatsoever things are lovely, whatever are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me do: and the God of peace shall be with you." (Phil 4:8-9 KJV)

"Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:1 - 2

"Use hospitality one to another without grudging." 1 Peter.4:9

General articles about Christian love:

Links outside:

Kingdom Relations - Love

Fulfilling the Spiritual Law of Love
To love God and to love our neighbor is the fulfillment of all spiritual law.

What Part of Love Don't You Understand?

Sometimes It's Not Nice To Love

Wounded Hearts

Comparing Biblical and Modern Love


How Spiritual Abuse Redefines "Love"

Our love for/from the Lord must extend to our brothers and sisters in Christ (1 John 4:7-21; Romans 5:5; John 15: 9-13; 13: 34-35). For links on abuse or neglect, see our abuse page.


It is not the church which contains the most "truth" which is the most valuable, but the one that spreads the most love." p.167. from "The Royal Way" by Frans Horsthuis

Most claim, or at least believe, they are dividing over 'truth'. Truth IS vital, and even Jesus guarantees that foremost loyalty to Him WILL divide-- even members of our own household (Matt. 10:34-38)!  However, too many have used their love of the 'truth' (as they see it) as an excuse for unnecessary elitism, division, sectarianism, and even violence and persecution. When it comes to those who are in Christ, hope to encourage gracious inclusion rather than irresponsible or irrational exclusion. This section is devoted to the 'truth' about our unity in Christ, which can only be maintained as we abide in Him as the Head (Col. 1:13-23) of one Body (Eph. 4:1-6).


See also: The Balance of Truth or Love page brief expository by Teri Lee Earl, with links
In the book of Revelation, Jesus reproved or rebuked the churches for lack of either one.

Seek First the Kingdom -- Or Seek First the Church? by David Bercot


Lord, even though we all know
your judgment's true and just,
we went ahead and saved your sheep
~our judgments you can trust.

And if, Lord, you need more help
we'll gladly point and tell:
"These are those who chose our church
~the rest have chosen hell!"

So when You come to fetch us, Lord,
we've simplified Your search,
and you'll easily find your chosen sheep
~penned up in our church.

-author unknown

Note: The reader may also be blessed with the doctrinal statements of unity that are posted on the Christian Reunion website.

The deceased Carl Ketcherside devoted the latter part of his ministry to unity. Access The Twisted Scriptures: Preface in which he states: "Fellowship is not conditioned upon orthodoxy of opinion, uniformity in knowledge, or conformity in thought. The only unity possible to thinking men and women is unity in diversity...To justify division in the family of God, which is never once sanctioned by the holy scriptures, those scriptures must be wrested, twisted and distorted. It has been my intention to honestly and humbly investigate some of the passages which have been cruelly misapplied and return them to their proper context..." Chapt. 11 of the same on-line book addresses more thoroughly the few valid reasons there are to put someone 'out' of a fellowship.

More On Christian to Christian Cooperation: 

On Becoming a Team Player by Teri Lee Earl

Feuden and a fighten by Neal Griffin

To teachings on The Lord's Supper (Communion)
Exclusionionary practices in regards to 'Communion' or the Lord's Supper (I Cor. 11:20) over doctrinal issues has contributed to many a division.  This is especially the case when the leadership involved dictates 'which' Christians are deemed worthy of partaking it, according to 'who' accepts their particular church dogma or party platform. Having a "closed" communion in which only those of our sect can participate in is an invention of man.  The only exclusionary practice related to the Lord's supper seems to be expressed in 1 Corinth. 5:6-8. Exclusion is to be done only as a last resort and with the fear of our Lord in mind. See The Matthew 18 Process 

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