I am new to "this" forum, so be easy with your answers. I will rephrase the question. Does God Love EVERY single human being that ever lived or will live? Did God say He loved Esau? Does God love everyone except Esau? I am very interested in the answers and explanations that you give. But before you jump the gun and answer too quickly let me point out some interesting FACTOIDS! 1)There is only one verse in the Gospels that even hints that God loves everyone, i.e. John 3:16. You will search in vain for any other. 2) Nowhere(!) in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles will you find God's Love even mentioned! Funny this should be, because it is the recorded evangelistic efforts of the early Church. Yet not once is God's Love used in any sermon that is recorded. This should teach those who produce tracts that start out "GOD LOVES YOU." 3) It is "only" in the Epistles (which are written to Believers) that God's Love for them is expounded upon. I believe God's Love is ONLY for His Elect/Children which is expressed in God's electing, redeeming, calling, justifying, and regenerating. Some may speak of "common love." Such will be hard pressed to provide Biblical proof. Some may say it is "common grace" of which I am still not sure exactly what the benefits of such grace would be or even what "grace" means in such a case. (For grace given and not acted upon, in the case of the reprobate, would only heap more condemnation upon them) This may seem hyper-Calvinist to some and assuredly someone will attribute this name to me. A name to me is neither here nor there! It is truth Biblically proved and applied that strokes the chords of my heart! I look forward to the Cal and NonCal answers and explanations hopefully leading to a healthy dialogue leading down the path of truth. In Christ Brian H.