Seeing that the last thread was closed before DHK responded to one of my posts, I want to keep this discussion ongoing. Here is what I posted: DHK, You have stated that God loves all men the same, and any properly exegeted verse will not bear that fruit, mon ami. We can read Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.[1 Jn 4:7-10] Now, you can see that our source of loving God comes from God and not us. Why did the Romanist state "And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."?[Rom. 5:5] If we had the capacity, the ability, the functionality to love God, then why is His love poured out into our hearts, and why we are born of that love? We, the carnal, sinful, unregenerate sinner hates God. We are unable to understand His word as Paul wrote The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.[1 cor. 2:14] Paul then reiterates that thought to the church at Rome by stating The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.[Rom. 8:7] The only ones who are truly able to biblically love God are those who have been given that love from Him. You and I hated Him while we were sinners. As sinners we were His enemies and yet we can see that or if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life![Rom. 5:10] We would not This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.[John 3:19-21] Those who truly love God are those who have been born of that love via the regenerative power of the Spirit. And God shows them His love by birthing them by His Spirit, drawing them unto Himself as a as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.