Is God's love unconditional? Yes. God's love does not depend on circumstance. God is love (1 Jn. 4:8, 16). This is true from everlasting to everlasting.

Does God's love save us? No. God's love is what provided the means for salvation. Read. Your. Bible. For God SO loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son...God's love drove Him to provide the means of Salvation - that is Jesus Christ.

Here is a simple question that will make it clear: Does God love everyone? Yes. Is everyone saved? No. Why?

Because God, in His wisdom and love, set a condition upon man: obedience.

Adam and Eve had this condition. They failed. God still loved them but they were condemned to separation and subject to eternal separation unless they returned in obedience to God.

The Israelites had this condition. They had a choice to obey or not. If they obeyed they would be saved. If they did not they would be condemned. Read Deuteronomy 28. Read Hebrews 4.

We have this condition. We can choose to obey the Gospel or not. God still loves us. In His love for mankind He will allow man to make his own decision. Many will walk the path to destruction. Few will walk the path to salvation. Read. Matthew 7. Read Second Peter 2. God is love.

God's love is unconditional - but His. Salvation. Is. Not!

Here is what God has set forth in His Divine Wisdom as instruction for our salvation: That we should believe Jesus to be the Son of God - believing Jesus' Word (Rom.10:9; Mk. 16:16), confess Him as the Son of God (Rom. 10:9), repent of our sins (Rom. 2:4; Acts 2:38; 17:30) and be baptized into His death to have the hope of being raised in the likeness of His resurrection (Rom. 6:1-5; Acts 2:38).

It is at this point - upon our obedience to the Gospel, having the blood of Jesus Christ applied to our account, that Jesus adds us to His one church (Acts 2:41, 47) - and we are IN CHRIST.

Once one is in Christ, we are to walk faithfully in "Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 1:24).

I beg you as did Peter, Paul and the others who wrote by inspiration to obey the great and noble call of our Savior because God's love does not override justice and judgment. They are not mutually exclusive.

Let's prepare ourselves. Let us obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for He will be "revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Thess. 1:7-8).

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:11-15).

Are you ready to put that Truth to the test?