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Does God Love Everyone?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Choco143, Sep 11, 2019 at 4:35 AM.

  1. Choco143

    Choco143 New Member

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    Does God love everyone? Is his love for his children a different kind of love?
     
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  2. A_Thinker

    A_Thinker Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The human experience is that the love of a father for his children ... is a special kind of love.
     
  3. Daniel9v9

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    Yes, God loves everyone. But we have to appreciate that love takes different forms. We love people differently depending on our vocation in life. For example, two brothers love each other different from a mother and daughter, or husband and wife, or a king and his people.

    God's provision and sustaining of the world is universal, but God's grace of forgiveness of sins is exclusive and only apprehended through faith in the person and works of Jesus Christ.

    For reference:
    God's universal love, that is, His good governance: "He makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." - Matthew 5:45

    God's universal (available to all), but exclusive (only through Christ) love, that is, God's grace: John 3:16, Acts 4:12, Romans 8:28

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  4. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member

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    Here's a challenge for you to give your preacher.
    Spend time teaching on the different types of love God has?

    God loves us, the bible tells us so.
    Gen 1 in creation we see Ggods love at work. In giving commands we see Godslove at work and in punishing we see Gods love at work.
    It is an uncaring loveless parent who does not discipline there children.

    But Gods love is different. He loves us all with a general love seen as he provides for our general needs.
    Then there ishis love seen in salvation.
    This is vastly greater than his general love.

    Go on challengeyour preacher.
     
  5. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Active Member Supporter

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    God loves everyone equally. Jesus died for all.
     
  6. Speckofdust

    Speckofdust New Member

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    No, God doesn’t love everyone. The majority are going to hell to burn for eternity, is that a loving thing? Yet many people like to say God loves everybody when psalm 5:5 clearly says that “thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”.

    There are many holy scriptures showing that God hates people otherwise he wouldn’t send them hell. The LORD loved everyone at some point to gave His only begotten Son, but if someone rejects Him repeatedly it comes to a point He “loves them no more” as He says in Hosea 9:15.

    If someone is not saved he is not in the love of God because the wrath of God abides in him - John 3:36.
     
  7. renniks

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    God loved Hitler as much as he loved Mother Teresa. Yes, God loves all. God is love, it's not just one of his attributes it's his nature. But he will not force anyone to join him or remain in him. That would not be love.
     
  8. com7fy8

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    Jesus suffered and died on the cross with hope for any evil person, at all. Our Apostle Paul was such a person > Jesus loved Saul who then became Paul > Galatians 2:20.

    But Paul did not benefit from this, until he was becoming a more and more all-loving person, himself. Plus, as we get into loving one another as God's family, now we also are more with God in His tenderly caring and sharing family affection.

    But evil people burn in this love, like how a worm on the sidewalk will burn in the sun's UV rays. Their evil nature has them tormented in the presence of Jesus. So, they have somewhere else to go > the flaming sewer which burns with fire and brimstone > the spirit of evil and its people are going there. So, do not be a sewer bucket of hell's filth of unforgiveness and lusts and frustration and arguing and complaining and bitterness and all else which keeps us from enjoying God and one another as family. That stuff is going to the flaming sewer in buckets who keep living in it.

    So, hell has a love purpose to keep that stuff away from us.
     
  9. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    “The Lord trieth the righteous: But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.” Psalm 11:5 (KJV 1900)
     
  10. Albion

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    It's like a parent with a bad child. He or she will always love him, but that doesn't mean the parent will tolerate his ways...and therefore has little contact with that child. There is no inherent contradiction in this situation which most of us can appreciate.
     
  11. Maria Billingsley

    Maria Billingsley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
     
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  12. CharismaticLady

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    There are four or five kinds of love. God's love for the world is the highest, called agape. He loved the world so much that He laid down His life to save it.

    John 15:
    12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

    13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
     
  13. Chadrho

    Chadrho a blind squirrel that found a nut Supporter

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    I am amazed by those who love for God to hate. It is as if they would be resentful if they learned that God loves those that they hate.

    God is love (1 John 4:8). God so loves the world (John 3:16). "World" includes each and every individual. The question is not "Who does God love?" God loves each and all. The question is, "Who loves God?" We do not know the number of those who do not love God. What we do know is that those who hate others also do not love God (1 John 4:20).
     
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  14. 1213

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    Bible tells God loves all and it is shown by this way:

    But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.
    Mat. 5:44-45

    God doesn’t do anything evil, even for His enemies and I think that is love.
     
  15. Job3315

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    John 3:16 says that God loved the WORLD (everything in it) so much that He gave His only son that WHOEVER believes in Him don't die, and have eternal life.

    God loves and chose everyone, not everyone love God. Everyone's journey is different because we are all different.
     
  16. topher694

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    Some of the answers to this simple question are remarkable and quite revealing.
     
  17. bling

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    Yes.

    Godly type Love is special and the Love God has. God created everyone and we are all children of god.
     
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