Bible Question:

Do you think that most Christians today in America do not have compassion for others?

Bible Answer:

I believe this is a problem for many Christians as well as non-Christians. Otherwise, God would not have said,

This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'” (NASB) Matt. 22:38-39

Encouraged To Love

The Holy Spirit encourages all Christians to love each other, because we are not perfect beings even though our sins are forgiven. God has even had to tell us how to love each other through the Ten Commandments.

Jesus and the apostles repeatedly called Christians to love one another. That means Christians have not arrived yet. Here is a list of them – of all the one anothers in the New Testament that talk about love.

Mark of a Christian

Yes, we are called to love each other through the power of the Holy Spirit. One of the marks of a true Christian is that we love one another. The pattern of life of Christians is that they love one another more than non-Christians love others.

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar . . . (NASB) 1 John 4:20

Men and women who are real Christians will love others. God is in the process of changing all of us. Some who had little compassion, some who were mainly self-centered, and some who were unloving are becoming more loving and compassionate each year as Jesus makes changes in their lives.


Are we to love others more? Yes! Do we lack compassion? Yes, at times. Are without love? True Christians have love and compassion as a pattern of their life!

We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar, for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. (NASB) 1 John 4:19-20