Can someone pleas help me with this passage? I have a brother who believes that God does not love the reprobate in any way at all. I keep quoting this passage from scripture to him 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? What does this passage mean? Is is saying love your enemies, because God loves his? Does God love all his enemies? Or could it be said “Love your enemies, because God loved us while we were his enemy?