NIV - 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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I would say that any love that humans receive from God is a totally undeserved gift of pure grace and mercy on His part (Ephesians 2:8-9). As Isaiah said, all our righteousness -- even our best attempts to achieve it through our own efforts -- is as filthy rags in God's sight (Isaiah 64:6). Apart from saving faith in Christ, no human can claim any act or attribute that results in being worthy of God's love.
We are not worthy of God's love due to our sinful nature, but God's love is eternal. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16 God wants all humans to have eternal heavenly life with Him, as He originally intended for Adam & Eve. But, humans become unworthy of God's love as we fall into sins thru our own free will. But, He will forgive us if we are truly repentant of our sins and He will embrace us with His love because He is our loving Father, as written in the parable of the prodigal son.
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