He also says that if someone sins against you and repents we should forgive 70 times 7 times in a day, as long as we confess our sins to God he is faithful to forgive us our sins even if that is 70 times 7 times in one day. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten son that whomsoever should believe in him should not perish but have ever lasting life. He is rich in mercy (haceed) love.. His love is therefore unconditional, it knows no bounds.
But just because he loves you does not mean he can take back his punishment for disobedience. Otherwise he'd be a liar. You could be Hitler and he'd still love you. But you better believe hell is your next home. His love follows you all the way down to hell but that's a place he cannot go.
The truth is, God doesn't love everyone, he hates non-believers & the disobedient Psalm 11:5-6, Psalm 5:5-6. And he's going to destroy them Psalm 145:20, Psalm 94:23.
In fact. God laughs at the wicked because he knows their day is coming Psalm 37:13
God hated Esau Malachi 1:3, Romans 9:13 (which means, "God loves everyone" is a lie)
He loves his elect. Those who love him back by keeping his commandments Proverbs 8:17, John 14:21, he sent his son Christ to die for his sheep John 10:11 (that does not include nonbelievers and the wicked)
"loves the sinner but hates the sin" is a lie (it teaches that God will still love you no matter how evil and wicked you act)
What about John 3:16? "God so loved the world"
well, if you keep reading to verse 18 it says "those who do not believe are condemned already" which means, God hates them and will destroy them Psalm 145:20, Psalm 94:23.
Since God hates the non-believers and the wicked, does that mean he hated non-believers before they believed?
The Answer is No, The reason why you became a believer is because God loved you in the first place and gave you his grace and mercy John 1:12, the bible says he chose you before you were born- Jeremiah 1:5,
As for the non-believers, the people God did not give his grace too, they are vessels his wrath to come- Proverbs 16:4, Romans 9:22.
Which means, God hates them Psalm 11:5-6, Psalm 5:5-6. And he's going to destroy them Psalm 145:20, Psalm 94:23.
PS, This is the only interpretation that fits scripture. If anyone is teaching you otherwise, they are lying to you from their dark evil hearts
I believe that Allah (I'm a Muslim) has a plan for me as well as everyone in the universe to fit into his big plan. Even though I make choices everyday, they are influenced by Allah to fit in with the big plan. I believe that we all have a destiny and no matter how we try to avoid something, it will always occur, if that is Allah's wish. Life is like a big game of chess. The players get to make their move and decide how they'll play their game. A good player can try and anticipate moves but a chess master knows the outcome of the game, before the players. Allah is the chess master and will always do what is best for us and in thanks, we pray to him. He loves all of his creation and even when it seems like life is bad, it's not because he doesn't love you, it's because he's making you see or understand something to better yourself. It's a kindness through which he punishes you, to help you understand and rectify your sin(s) before Yawmud-Deen when you won't be able to.
1) God exists.
2) God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent.
3) An omnibenevolent being would want to prevent all evils.
4) An omniscient being knows every way in which evils can come into existence, and knows every way in which those evils could be prevented.
5) An omnipotent being has the power to prevent that evil from coming into existence.
6) A being who knows every way in which an evil can come into existence, who is able to prevent that evil from coming into existence, and who wants to do so, would prevent the existence of that evil.
7) If there exists an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God, then no evil exists.
8) Evil exists (logical contradiction).
This can be solved by getting rid of 1 of gods powers; omnipotence (he cannot stop the evil), omniscience (he does not know of all the evil), or omnibenevolence (he is not loving enough to get rid of it)
Considering you're referring specifically to Christianity versus say Judaism even though what you reference is in the Torah accordingly there answer is simply no. It's hard to debate the value of something that has a concrete standing because it is itself or is of itself and is axiomatic in nature.
Originally, I thought that God had unconditional love for all people. Reading various Bible verses seems to indicate that even God's love is conditional. Look at 2 Samuel 7:15, some of the translations use the word love, and some don't. There other verses like it that imply God ceasing to love. This isn't conclusive evidence, but It's strong. As depressing as it may be, God may have abandoned a large portion of His people. However, I believe that it may be possible to regain his care.