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Why Does God Love You?

The English word "love" originated from an Anglo-Saxon and Germanic word, lieb, which meant dear, or beloved. Interestingly, the English word believe has the very same origin as beloved i.e. both words are based upon lieb. To believe is to be loved.

"Love" is used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced aw-hawb, which also means love, or faithfulness. The word is found, literally in, and as the basis of, the Ten Commandments (see The Two Great Commandments), which reveals why God is "jealous" ("I the LORD thy God am a jealous God") of those who ignore, or forsake, their love of Him.

"20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments." (Exodus 20:3-6 KJV)

In the New Testament (keeping in mind that The Messiah, and everyone else, read and taught from the Hebrew Scriptures, even though the New Testament was written in Greek - see Translation Of Translations), "love" is used to translate the Greek word, pronounced ag-ah-pay, which means affection, as love. It was that word for "love" that was used in John 3:16, one of the most famous verses of the Holy Bible. Notice the "believeth," which also means beloved in the English, as explained above, is very appropriately used in the translation.

"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." (John 3:16 KJV)

"My Father is the husbandman"

God loves you, as a physical human, for the spiritual child that you may produce for Him (whether you are male or female), if you become and remain faithful to Him. Your physical body will one day die and return to the earth from which it came (human bodies are about 70% water; the rest is just natural elements and chemical compounds), but the spiritual child, that has been conceived by God within you by the Holy Spirit (the reason that God is called our Father in the ultimate sense, but the "husbandman" until all has been completed i.e. "15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman" John 15:1 KJV) will live forever, if you don't abort it by forsaking your love of God. You are that yet-unborn child that you have been given to care for until such time that it is born.

The Holy Scriptures That reality is what Jesus Christ was describing in His famous "born again" teaching, which, by no coincidence, was spoken in the same answer that included John 3:16 - that plainly says no one is born again, yet. "Whosoever believeth in him should not perish" doesn't mean that believers aren't going to physically die, but that they will be spiritually "born again" to eternal life in "due time."

"3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [see Born Again, How and When?], he cannot see the kingdom of God [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God].

3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 3:14 And as Moses [see The Prophets: Moses] lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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. 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:1-18 KJV)

Humans, while yet physical, are not yet children of God.

"9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed." (Romans 9:8 KJV)

The Church of God (i.e. the people of God - see What Is The Church?) is referred to as a righteous "woman" (see The Righteous Woman's Victory Over The Great Whore) because of the children that will be born from the union of God's Holy Spirit and those who truly love Him. The Godly purpose in that marriage (rather than just dead-end physical reproduction like animals) will then have been accomplished (see Neither Marry, Nor Are Given In Marriage and No Children In Paradise). At most, humans in the present time are conceived, but unborn, children of God because humans in the present time are the "woman" from whom they themselves will be born - from which then God will love you as a child; until then, God loves you as a wife (listen also to our Sermon The Divorce and Remarriage of Jesus Christ).

"20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead [see The Sleep Of Death and Resurrections], neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." (Luke 20:35-36 KJV)

"8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God [i.e. conceived, but not yet born children - see verse 20 below, "the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God"]: 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:16-21 KJV)

Fact Finder: How do pagan "love festivals" make a Satanic mockery of God's pure love for you?
See The Origin Of Valentine's Day


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