Biblical Christians are called by God to conduct themselves in two, sometimes contradictory ways, all at the same time.
Christians are called to love mankind and to love God. Ultimately, the Lord has chosen to put us in a place of potential conflict with those who hold opposing views. Part of the faith we all share is that we, as Christians, acknowledge that God knows what He is doing and sees the big picture, which we do not. It is also important to keep in mind that, as we serve our fellow man and simultaneously serve God, we remain sinners ourselves. We fail constantly in this conundrum of Christan life and have been warned many times in scripture that we will be persecuted for both our failures and our successes in being His servants in a lost and dying world. Our job and our goal as the Lord's emissaries is to stay close to Him and reach out to love the lost, regardless of the cost.