God loves everyone. (But he doesn’t love everyone the same.)
God has a providential love for his creation. Matthew 5:45 God has a redemptive love for his fallen world. John 3:16 “God loves the great totality of fallen human beings. All of them.” ~John Piper Romans 5:8 God has a preferential love toward his chosen people. Malachi 1:2-3 Romans 9:10-13 God has a conditional love toward his faithful ones. John 15:9-10
Countering Objections to the statement God Loves Everyone…
If God loves EVERYONE, we ought to love EVERYONE, too.
Because God loves us, there are some things we can be sure of:
His love will keep us from condemnation. John 3:16 His love will uphold us in upheaval. Isaiah 54:10 NIV His love will calm us in chaos. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT His love will deliver us from despair. Psalm 109:21 His love will bring us hope in our hurting. Romans 5:5 His love will reveal our reward. Ephesians 2:4-7
If God loves us, then we’ve got to love us, too. John 13:34-35
How have I wounded a brother or sister in Christ? Who do I need to forgive for wounding me?