John 13:34. A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
Jesus didn’t say that all men would know we are His disciples by our doctrine, our rituals, our hatred for sin, or even by the way we express our love for God. He said very clearly that the one characteristic that would cause the world to identify us as His followers was our love one for another.
Unity of the believers – which can only come through a genuine God-kind of love, is the greatest tool for evangelism that the church has or will ever have, according to Jesus. No wonder Satan is leading believers to attack each other today. Churches and Ministries spend billions on evangelism through television and radio, internet, mobile apps, conferences and crusades, and yet, the world is not evangelized because the body of Christ is not united in love.
Pr. David Ssekamwa