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Tony Campolo Quotes on Love: 5 Memorable Statements From Evangelical Christian Leader

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Dynamic evangelical Christian leader, sociologist, and university professor Tony Campolo focuses on the topic of love frequently in his writings and teachings.

This former spiritual adviser to President Bill Clinton views the many ways that love manifests itself in the human experience and gives them voice.

"The evangelical leader and author of 'Red Letter Revolution' is known for his tenaciousness and use of hyperbole to make serious points about injustice," wrote Jonathan Merritt on Religion News Service about Campolo.

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Here are five quotes from Campolo about love:

1. "If I love you, I want you to have the same rights and privileges that I enjoy. And if I don't do that, I don't love you, no matter what my language might in fact indicate. Love is more than just an emotional feeling. Love is something you do. And it's bringing justice to other people. You can't say 'I love you' if I don't work for justice on that person's behalf. And if I don't love you, it's going to be nearly impossible for me to win you to Jesus." – To Religion News Service regarding gay marriage.

2. "On the day of judgement, the Lord will not ask theological questions as much as He will ask if we have fulfilled our social obligations. He will ask whether or not we have fed the hungry, clothed the naked, received and cared for aliens, and brought deliverance to captive peoples." – From his piece in The Huffington Post titled, "Who Are Red Letter Christians?"

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3. "That's the place where we come together, in common need and common suffering, as we reach out to one another in love, leaving judgment in the hands of God, sharing out of our own faith." – In an interview published on Cross Currents.

4. "… He calls us away from the consumerist values that dominate contemporary American consciousness. He calls us to be merciful, which has strong implications for how we think about capital punishment. When Jesus tells us to love our enemies, he probably means we should not kill them. Most important, if we take Jesus seriously, we will realize that meeting the needs of the poor is a primary responsibility for His followers."

5. "Jesus chose a harder way. He chose the way of the cross. He would save the world not through power, but through sacrificial love." – In his book, "Choose Love, Not Power"

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