Does God Love Everyone?

Does God Love Everyone?

In answering this question many go straight to John 3:16 for the answer.

The verse reads “ 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.

Many will answer this question based on the verse and say – yes, God loves everyone.

Is that what this verse is saying?

Anytime we look at the scripture we need to look at it in it`s context. The context gives us it`s meaning. Furthermore if we look at this verse even in a casual way, we can quickly see that the last half of the verse qualifies the first half by the words “That whosoever believeth”. This clearly points to a specific type of person – Those who are believing.

The Greek fully translates this way;

“For God loved the world in this way, that he gave his only begotten Son, that the believing ones shall not perish, but have everlasting life”

So now we can see the true extent of this verse and it`s full meaning. There are countless examples in scripture that show that the Lord God clearly discriminates, and there is nowhere in scripture that supports the false notion that God loves everybody.

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