The Love of God for Humanity

John MacArthur | August 25, 2009

John 3:16 declares God’s love for the whole world, but in recent times some have insisted that God does not love everyone. The OT and the NT repeatedly indicate that God’s love extends to everyone. The immediate context of John 3:16 supports this fact. Further, no grounds exist for questioning God’s sincerity in showing mercy to the non-elect. Though difficult for humans to understand, God can love and be the Savior of those whom He does not save. His love for the elect may be somewhat different from that for the non-elect, but His love for the latter is still genuine. God demonstrates His love for all people in four ways: through His common grace, through His compassion, through His admonitions to the lost, and through His gospel offer to them.

Vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 1996)

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MacArthur, John. "The Love of God for Humanity." The Master's Seminary Journal 7, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 7-30.