We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, we also are in this world.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
We love, because He first loved us.
If someone says, 'I love God,' and yet
he hates his brother or sister,
he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister
whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister.