Atheist, Mark D, stated: “Christians say that God loves you, but there is no evidence that God’s love has ever helped anyone. Are Christians wrong?”
A Christian response to the atheist…
The epitome of God’s Love was demonstrated at the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ-Yeshua who suffered and died to provide you and to provide me a pardon from death in sin and Hell by grace through faith in Jesus Christ-Yeshua/Messiah – alone.
From the moment our first father, Adam, rejected God’s Covenant of Provision and Sustenance, you and I were without hope and destined to a “second death” in Hell because the sin-nature inherited in our fleshly body from Adam will NOT be permitted to enter the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 15:22; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:1; Revelation 21:27); but God did not leave us in our hopeless condition but He interceded on our behalf through selfless love and sacrifice (John 3:16).
God left Eternity some 2019-yrs ago and entered Time in the form of a man (Philippians 2:5-11) and walked among us for 33.5-yrs defining God the Father and His Covenant of Grace as per the Gospel (Good News); a Covenant established by the shedding of the innocent blood of Messiah-Yeshua (Hebrews 10:5-7).
God so loved the World that He gave you and He gave me the Son of God, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, so that we could live with Him forever if we will repent of our sin (turn away from our sin), believe sincerely in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay our sin-debt and that He was resurrected for our Justification leading to eternal life (Romans 10:9-10; John 3:16).
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 (NASB)