Does God Love Everyone
Does God love everyone is disputed, abused, misunderstood, and perverted. There are many being confused and lead astray when it comes to God's love. In doing this I will not even scratch the surface of the bottomless well of the love of God.
Better make sure that is true because our eternal destiny is on the line. A good place to start is one of the most popular verses in scripture;
John 3:16 NKJV For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
God loved the world sounds so good most people stop right there and build a doctrine off that single verse while ignoring what surrounds it. This kind of teaching is out of balance and gives but one piece to a very large puzzle. What are the other pieces?
This verse is about
2) His Son
This verse gives everyone two eternal destinations.
Ephesians 3:18 NKJV may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
God's love can not be manufactured from earth to heaven. God's love can not be intellectually known or understood though we are given the knowledge of God's love.
Do we really think we are capable of understanding a love of such greatness and intensity? That we grasp a love that freely came from perfect holiness, joy, peace, etc. to a place full of death, sickness, and sin?
Yes, God is love but His love and grace is multi-faceted and to ignore His other characteristics will lead you astray.
Psalm 5:4 NKJV For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. 5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. 6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
Psalm 11:5 NKJV The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
These are but two among many that let us know God does not compromise His holy nature for the sake of love. God hates sin and the one committing the sin. The sin and the sinner are not separate in God's eyes.
Matthew 23:37 NKJV “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 38 See! Your house is left to you desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ”
Jesus, God, knew the judgment coming upon Jerusalem. Had He stopped loving them, no, but God will stay true to Himself (Psalm 102:27, Hebrews 1:12).
2. God's Son
God's love gave His Son. The Son came from heaven to earth. Why? To make the way to salvation (John 3:17).
God gave, that is He sent His Son for one purpose, to lay His life down. The Good News of Christ is not good news if He died in vain or for no reason. What was the purpose of His death? We are all sinners, no one is good, and the cost of our sin and hatred toward God is death.
We have no ability to change our wicked heart that is black and filled with rebellion toward God. So, God sent His Son, His Son came willing out of love for His Father and in perfect sinless obedience died for your and my sins thereby He is the only way to heaven. This is the greatness of God's love and the willingness of perfect obedience by His Son, our Savior Jesus the Christ.
The sinner is perishing, that is, on their way to eternal ruin. The sinner loves darkness (John 3:19). They do not want their sins exposed by the Light (John 3:20). All the works of the sinner is evil (John 3:19). Sinners are guilty before God, dead in their sin, children of disobedience, under God's wrath, and do the works of Satan (Eph. 2:1-3). No one is able to make themselves right with God. Every person on earth is either alive in Christ or dead in their sin.
What do you believe?
What you believe puts you on one of two paths, one to eternal destruction or one to eternal life.
John 3:18 NKJV “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Faith in the name of the only Son of God leads to eternal life and those who do not believe are already guilty and will receive eternal punishment.
Are you believing the false doctrine God's love means He will not judge you? If so, where is the need for Christ? There has and will be false teachers teaching false doctrines by adding, taking away from, ignoring, or perverting God's word. Are you listening to a false teacher?
John 1:10 NKJV He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Have you received Christ Jesus? Do you believe in the name of the only Son of God? These are the most important questions in our life, our eternal future is dependent upon the answer.