1 John 4:19–5:1 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.