Luke 6:32—Biblical Proof That God Loves Sinners!
By David J. Stewart
For if ye love them which love you, what
thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.”
Is God less righteous than the wicked?
Read carefully what the Bible says in Luke 6:32, “For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.” God says that if we only love them who love us, what virtue is there? What thank have ye? We read the same truth in Matthew 5:46, “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?” If God expects us as His children to love those who hate us, then you can rest assure that God does the same my friend.
God tells us to love our enemies (Romans 12:18-21). Jesus said that we're no better than unrepentant sinners if we only love those who love us. The world only loves their own (John 15:19). That's what the wicked do, i.e., only love them who love them back. Now why would God teach us to love those who don't love us, and then turn around and hate those (as Calvinists claim) that don't love Him? Luke 6:32 is solid evidence against the foolish lie of John Calvin and those today who claim that God hates sinners. Is God less righteous than the heathen? Certainly not!
Calvinists go as far in their hatred of sinners as to say that Jesus didn't even die for them. Calvinists call it the doctrine of “Limited Atonement,” but the only thing limited is their understanding of the Bible. Christ's blood was shed for all mankind, and not just for a select few of the chosen ones.
I once heard a man say to Evangelist Ray Comfort in public that “God hates sin, but loves the sinner”; to which Mr. Comfort replied with a question, asking the man where he had read such a thing in the Bible. Luke 6:32 gives us the answer. If God only loves those who love Him, then how is the true God of the Bible any better than the false god of Islam, Allah, who only loves those who love him? How is the God of Christianity any better than the gods of the heathen who only love their worshippers? The God of the universe is much bigger than that!!!
God loves all mankind, unconditionally, which is why God sent His only begotten Son into the world to SEEK AND TO SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST (Luke 19:10). That means everybody! 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.”
Dr. John MacArthur openly states to be a 5 point Calvinist (that is, a follower of John Calvin who lived 1509 to 1564).
The great Baptist preacher, author, and public orator Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a one-point Calvinist, admittedly. Phil Johnson of Spurgeon.org is a professed 5 point Calvinist and promoter of John MacArthur...
Should it be surprising that Dr. MacArthur teaches Lordship Salvation? (i.e., the lie that a sinner must cease from committing deliberate sins and surrender one's life to Christ in order to be saved). MacArthur states in his book, HARD TO BELIEVE, pg. 93:
“The life we live, not the words we speak, determines our eternal destiny”
SOURCE: Dr. John MacArthur Jr., HARD TO BELIEVE, pg. 93.
John MacArthur is very wrong in his teachings. All 5 points of Calvinism are a lie of the Devil. Woe unto those who are deceived by the heresies of John Calvin, John MacArthur, and other Calvinists!
God NEVER chooses anyone for salvation. Scriptures such as Acts 17:30 make this abundantly clear (“...but now commandeth all men every where to repent”). Why would God command ALL men to repent if only certain men have been chosen for salvation? There really is NO debate concerning Arminianism, Calvinism, and Hyper-Calvinism if you simply take the Word of God at face value... they're all messed up!
The Bible is so clear on all these matters. There are problems with all three views. Arminianism is wrong to teach that a person can lose salvation. Romans 5:15 declares that eternal life is a “FREE GIFT.” A gift CANNOT be taken back if it is freely given. Salvation is God's gift to man, paid for by the blood of Jesus (Romans 6:23; Colossians 1:14). Calvinism and Hyper-Calvinism teach “limited atonement” and “selective salvation,” which are both Satanic lies. 1st John 2:2 couldn't be any clearer, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” Calvinism is unbiblical heresy!
Jesus told us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES in John 5:39. We're not supposed to follow the Westminster Confession as the Presbyterians do, nor should we follow Martin Loser (Luther) as the Protestants do, nor ought we to follow Jacob Arminius nor the Catholic Pope, nor any other person except the Lord Jesus Christ (Who came to earth as the Godhead manifest in the flesh, see Colossians 2:9 and 1st Timothy 3:16, King James Bible).
The notion of sacraments originated in the Catholic religion and later migrated with Martin Luther into Protestantism; however, the Bible does NOT teach sacraments at all. There's no such teaching as “holy baptism” nor “holy communion.” The Bible simply teaches water baptism as the profession of one's faith in Christ, and the Lord's Supper is a remembrance of Christ's crucified body and shed blood for our sins.
Being baptized with water is NOT essential to one's salvation, and those ministers who are vague on the issue are corrupt, such as adherents of the Church of Christ and Seventh Day Adventists. These are demonic cults rooted in a works-based salvation. I say this not to be unkind; but rather, to speak the truth of God's Word. Beware of false prophets Jesus said who come to us in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15). The Bible is our false prophet detector.
Phooey on sacraments, phooey on Protestantism, phooey on the idea of Holy Baptism and the Holy Communion having efficacy, that is, some spiritual grace that is allegedly bestowed upon the recipient. The Bible does NOT teach any of that.
Calvinism in all its aspects is of the Devil. Calvinism teaches that God doesn't love Christ-rejecters, and that Jesus didn't die for them, and that God hates them for it. In sharp contrast, the King James Bible proclaims that God loves all humanity, so much that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Read carefully what the Bible says in Luke 6:32, “For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.” God says that if we only love them who love us, what virtue is there? That's what the wicked do, i.e., only love them who love them back. Now why would God teach us to love those who don't love us, and then turn around and hate those (as Calvinists claim) that don't love Him? Luke 6:32 is solid evidence against the foolish lie of John Calvin and those today who claim that God hates sinners.
Is God less righteous than the heathen to only love those who love them back? That would be the same selfish type of phony so-called love that the world has.
The Lord Purchased False Prophets from the Slave-Market of Sin
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.” The Bible tells us that the Lord bought these false prophets in 2nd Peter 2:1. That's what the Bible says, plainly and unmistakably! These false teachers were secretly introducing damnable heresies into the church, even denying the Lord Jesus Christ... WHO BOUGHT THEM!!!
Notice that the Bible foretells of their end, which will be swift destruction. The Bible says what it says. The word “bought” in 2nd Peter 2:1 is the Greek word agorazo and means “to purchase.” Jesus purchased these false prophets with His own blood sacrifice (1st Peter 1:18-19) who were corrupting the church with damnable heresies.
This is more solid evidence from the Bible showing that Christ died for All mankind. These false prophets were headed for swift destruction; yet the Apostle Paul, as God's PEN wrote down what the PENMAN told him to write.
Conclusion of the Matter
Repeatedly the precious, preserved, and inspired Words of God tell us that Jesus Christ shed His blood to pay for the sins of all humanity, without exception.
Romans 5:18, “Therefore as by the offence of one [Adam] judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [Jesus Christ] the free gift came upon ALL MEN unto justification of life.”
Notice carefully that ALL MEN have the free gift of justification of life offered to them by way of faith in the Lamb of God. Whereas Adam's rebellion brought sin and death upon all humanity; Jesus' obedience brought grace and mercy upon the entire human race. Amen and amen!
There are many Scriptures evidencing that God unconditionally loves the world, which is what compelled God the Father to send His only begotten Son, Jesus, into the world to make a way of escape for humanity from sin, Hell, and destruction. And praise God that He did or we'd all be doomed to the Lake of Fire forever. Jesus paid it all! There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1,34).
Having received such wondrous merciful love and forgiveness, from a gracious and dear God Who has given to us EXCEEDINGLY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES (2nd Peter 1:4); I just don't understand how any professed Christian could claim that Jesus didn't die for everyone, and that unrepentant sinners are to be hated, and that God forces some to be saved and rejects others. It's unbiblical to say the least.
Truthfully, Christ died for all men, and the Lord taught us to love the unloving that we would exemplify and bring glory to our God in Heaven (Matthew 5:16). May we all purpose in our heart TO LOVE all people, unconditionally, as God loves us.
“For if ye love them which love you,
what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?”
END OF ARTICLE
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