Who in Hell Does God Love?
A common teaching is that God loves everybody. I find it amazing how few folks stop and think about how unreasonable this is.
If God loves everyone, why does the Bible teach about everlasting torturous judgment?
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
If God loves everyone, why does the Bible teach that God commanded the Israelis to annihilate all Canaanite folks?
Deuteronomy 20:16 But thou shalt save alive nothing that breathes from the cities of these peoples that Yehovah thy God gives thee for an inheritance, 17but thou shalt utterly destroy them—namely, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites—as Yehovah thy God commanded thee.
If God loves everyone, why does the Bible teach that God kills and destroys Israel’s enemies?
Psalms 143:12 Cut off my enemies from Thy Grace, and destroy all them who afflict my being! For I am thy servant.
If God loves everyone, why does the Bible teach that God slew Judah’s firstborn son?
Genesis 38:7 And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yehovah. And Yehovah slew him.
If God loves everyone, why does the Bible teach that God hated Esau?
Romans 9:13 As it is written, “I loved Jacob, but I hated Esau.”
Some senseless folks will say, “God loves everyone, even folks who go to Hell, because it was their own choice to go there!” They have no understanding that the Lake of Fire and Sulfur is a judgment that God will institute! What kind of love will consign a person to such a place everlastingly? If this is ‘love’, do you want God to love you?
Some groups try denying that Hell is a real place. They claim that it is a state of mind, or it is right here on earth. Denial is the core of unbelief.
“Then whom does God love?”
The Queen of Sheba stated about King Solomon,
2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed is Yehovah thy God Who delighted in thee to set thee on His throne to be king for Yehovah thy God. Because thy God loved Israel to establish them forever, therefore He made thee king over them to do justice and righteousness.
The Bible stated about the Israelis,
Deuteronomy 7:7 Yehovah did not set His love upon you or choose you, because ye were more in number than any people—for ye were the fewest of all people—8but Yehovah brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slaves, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt because Yehovah loved you and because He would keep the oath that He swore unto your fathers.
“But what about Gentiles?”
Psalm 146:8 Yehovah loves the righteous.
Any Gentiles that the Bible considers righteous will have His love.
Does God hate or abhor anyone?
Psalms 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight! Thou hatest all workers of iniquity [folks who make themselves guilty before God by sinning]. 6Thou shalt destroy them who speak lying! Yehovah will abhor the bloody [folks who intentionally shed innocent blood] and deceitful man!
John 3:36 He who doesn’t believe the Son [the Biblical Jesus, distinct from the popular ‘Jesuses’ of many different religious forms] shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.
“Well, I just can’t believe there is anyone that God doesn’t love.”
Anytime someone states, “I can’t believe…” and then follows it with something the Bible teaches, the person is directly declaring his own unbelief. I always believe that person’s testimony, and know that that person truly cannot believe.
Jesus taught the Jews and their friends who will be going to Mount Zion during the Tribulation,
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait [constricted and very tight] gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and there are many who go in there. 14Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leads unto life, and there are few who find it.
If only a few will find it of all who seek it, and if the majority never seek it, the number who will find it must be very small contrasted with the very large majority who go to destruction (the Lake of Fire and Sulfur).
Do you think the Biblical God loves you? You probably do. If you are normal, the Biblical record doesn’t really matter. You figure that you have not been as bad as some folks, and that God ‘grades on a curve.’
2 Thessalonians 2:11 God shall send them strong delusion for this cause so that they will believe a lie, 12so that they all will be damned who didn’t believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.