There is a lot of silly thinking about this word LOVE. Some preachers have said that there are certain people who spread damnable heresies among the brethern. Then some will attack the man who said that because it was not a Christian thing to say. WAS IT??? Dosen't Jesus say in His Holy Word that we are to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us"? Well of course He said that, but we also need to notice who He said it to. The Lord Jesus had some very harsh things to say about the religious rulers of His day. He said, "Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do", in John 8:44. Also He said, "Ye serpants, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell" in Matthew 23:33. He called the devil their father and a snake their mother. I do not now of anyone more extreme in the Scripture than the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:9 says................. "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment". WHY would Paul say that???/ The answer is found in verse #10. "That you may approve things that are excellent, that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ". We are to LOVE all believers in Christ. Now.....some of the believers are a little difficult to love. Some of our friends are just as difficult to love. We are to love the un-lovely BUT we are to love with knowledge and discernment. That is what the Scriptures say. That does not mean we just let our love slop over on every side and fall onto the floor no matter what. It is to abound WITH DISCERNMENT.