Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Does God love everyone or just Christians?

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. - John 3:16

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. - 1 John 2:2

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8


Ike said...

God loves everyone, but He does not love everyone in the same way. Christians experience & receive a "fuller" expression of his love. Good post.

Joel B. said...

Bino... great scriptures showing God's wonderful agape love for everyone! As the one scripture says, He demonstrated His great love for all of mankind by Christ dying for us, while we were still sinners!

Ike... I think it may be true that Christians experience the love of Godmore, because they've understood it more, but I don't think God's agape love is different in any way for anybody. Again, He demonstrated His agape love in the same way for everyone.