God's Unconditional Love
John 3:16, “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.”
The Bible plainly states "For God so loved the world." That includes all humanity.
I marvel how some people today claim that God only loves those who obey Him. That's not what the Bible teaches. God loves everybody, good or evil. The truth is that we are ALL sinners, even those people whom we may esteem as the best and most honorable amongst us (Romans 3:10-23).
It is also true that God's wrath abideth upon Christ-rejecters daily (John 3:36; Psalm 7:11). However, just because God is angry with Christ-rejecters, doesn't mean that God fails to love them. John 3:16 is clear that God sent His Son into the world, because He loves the world.
2nd Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." God desires for all humanity to repent and come to Him through Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
Romans 5:8-9, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."
Here we learn that God's ultimate expression of His love for sinners was the gift of His dear Son, Jesus. Notice in Romans 5:9 that we are saved from God's wrath by HIS BLOOD. God's wrath is conditional, for it will cease the moment we place our faith in Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, to save us.
For those who continue to reject Christ and die in their sins, 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 warns that God will punish them in flaming fire forever. God does not want this to happen, but His holiness demands justice, which demands punishment for sin. Thankfully, Jesus paid our sin debt, and eternal life is a free gift (Romans 6:23); but the gift of God must be received through faith in the Son of God. That is all that God asks, i.e., for us to come to Him through His Son. Acts 4:10-12 tells us that there can be NO salvation apart from the name of Jesus.
God loves sinners, evidenced by Christ's work of redemption for all men. 1st John 2:2, "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of THE WHOLE WORLD." The word "propitiation" means " to appease one's wrath," i.e., Jesus' blood appeases the wrath of God against sinners. This happens by faith in His blood, i.e., Jesus' work of redemption, which paid for our sins. Any sinner who places his or her trust in the Lord for salvation, because of Christ's work of redemption, will be forgiven and saved eternally. The reason why we are to come to God the Father through God the Son is because of Christ's work of redemption. If it weren't for Jesus coming into this world to save sinners, we would all have no hope.
Thankfully, there is hope in Christ Jesus, because of the unconditional love of God that has made salvation available to WHOSOEVER wants it. Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Even those who reject the Savior, God still loves them, which is why Jesus died for them. 2nd Peter 2:1, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." Notice that Jesus "bought" those who deny Him. That's exactly what 2nd Peter 2:1 states. Jesus die for all mankind.
Thank God for His unconditional love!
John 8:32,36, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
Jesus Came to Save Sinners