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Does God love everyone or not?

Are there limits to God's love?

 

Thank you for your question.

God says

Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die...

Christ says

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Paul says

Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

John says

1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Peter says

2Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us–ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

The evidence is that God loves his creation in giving them life and the means of sustaining life. Every mouthful of food and drink comes from the hand of God.

He created man with freewill that he might choose whether to serve his creator or not. When Adam chose to disobey and brought sin and death into the world, God provided a way of escape for both him and his posterity. He gave his only begotten son to die for us that we might have hope of eternal life. He sent prophets and caused the scriptures to be written and preserved so that following generations might have the opportunity to believe and be saved from their sins. What more do we require in order to believe that God loves his creation?

The tragedy is that so few of his creation will accept that they even have a creator. Many have invented their own gods and vain philosophies. The vast majority refuse to live by his laws. They lie and cheat and murder their fellow man.

How much love do you expect to be continued to be expended on those that refuse to show love to one another? Psalms 7:11... God is angry with the wicked every day.

God must of necessity be a righteous judge. If the righteous are to be rewarded with eternal life and the wicked with eternal death, a judgment has to be made on how they lived their lives. Until then, God endures the wicked that he might save the righteous. But this situation will not go on forever. Someday soon, there will be an end.

Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

In the judgment those that have believed that Christ is the son of God and have been baptised into him will be judged on how they have manifested the love of God to others whether friends or enemies.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 

I hope this helps

Glenn Smith

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