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THE VITALITY OF THE NEW COMMANDMENT

From the December 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Jesus said, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another" ( John 13:34 ). Why did he say this was a new commandment? Since the Old Testament theology portrayed God as capable of wrath and vengeance as well as of love, it had no basis for teaching that individuals should love everyone.