Imagine an isolated island. The people there only know of LOVE.
Everyone of us knows LOVE : the feeling towards our childhood friends when young, the feeling towards our children, the feeling towards our marriage partner, the feeling towards lovely animals or kids, ....
Do you think LOVE alone can stop the following behaviour :
LOVE alone cannot stop those behaviour. Or rather, it MAY EVEN ENCOURAGE those behaviour ! All crimes may be committed in the name of "love", or "love of one's country".
Whereas, in the commandments : (click to see [Law and Commandments of GOD])
LORD : You shall not kill. [Ex 20:13]
LORD : You shall not commit adultery. [Ex 20:14]
LORD : consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your GOD. Keep my statutes, and do them; I am the LORD who sanctify you. [Lev 20:7-8]
LORD : You shall be holy; for I the LORD your GOD am holy [Lev 19:2]
Jesus : whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery. [Mt 19:9]
Jesus : Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. [Mk 10:11-12]
Jesus : Every one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. [Luke 16:18]
LORD (when He created Eve for Adam) : It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. [Gen 2:18]
Jesus : Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one'? So they are no longer two but one. What therefore GOD has joined together, let no man put asunder.' [Mt 19:4-6]
LORD : You shall not oppress a stranger; you know the heart of a stranger, for you (i.e. the Israelites) were strangers in the land of Egypt. [Ex. 23:9]
(Note : From LORD's word : "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." [Gen 2:18], we know that wife should help her husband, much like a secretary who helps her boss.
Also, marriage is a sacred, voluntary, union of a man and woman, (LORD to the daughters of Zelophehad: "Let them marry whom they think best; .. " [Num 36:6-9]).
Husband should love his wife, and wife should love her husband, and they together should love their children. They should not divorce, which will set a very bad example to their children, and may even ruin their future.
Unfaithfulness can cause extreme grief and sorrow to wife, who so willingly submits to the husband to be a helper. Infidelity can cause great jealousy and sorrow to husband too. Remember O. J. Simpson ?)
Although the Chinese did not have Jesus' teachings nor LORD's Law and Commandments, they have Confucius' - truthfulness and faithfulness towards family members (including wife, husband, parents, children, colleagues, relatives) and friends. The moral rules of conduct of Japanese also originated from Confucius.
Therefore we should have Laws and Commandments of LORD, but we should not enforce them like the Pharisees (accused Jesus of healing a person on Sabbath - time for rest and no work), but like LORD, full of mercy (David, when he escaped from Saul, was hungry and asked a priest for bread. The priest had no bread except bread offered to LORD, and he gave them to David. The Law says priest should not give/profane holy things to outsider, yet LORD did not regard either David nor the priest to have broken the Law [Mt 12:3-7]).