Re: God loves all
If the condition is as you state, then how is it that Jesus loved you before you loved him?
Originally Posted by Redeemed by Grace
If the condition is that you must love him and keep his commandments to be loved, did he love you before you did this or after you did this?
Context is everything. He said John 14 to believers. Perhaps their remaining in his love is conditional along with being intimate and having Jesus disclose himself to a believer.
He said John 3:16 to unbelievers.
Show me a verse where God states he does not love someone. Just one.
John 3:16 is broad. Why would we make it narrow when God specifically made a choice to use a broad word.
And as Slug mentioned above, and others have mentioned in this thread, does God love his enemies?
So far, you have not given one verse that states God does not love his enemies or the ungodly or the unelect.
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the just reward for His sufferings." A quote by Moravian missionary that sold himself (along with a friend) into slavery to reach those that the slave owner prevented from hearing the gospel.
May I live for Him and not for me.