Last week we learned from John 15 that we are to obey this command from Jesus, "Love each other as I have loved you." John 14:23 says that our obedience will result in the Father loving us. When I initially read this, I said to myself, "What? I thought the Father loved the whole world before we loved him!" That is true, John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world�" Is the Bible contradicting itself?