Supposedly, English author Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote, “I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.”
Note the contrast in this Bible verse with Dr. Johnson’s hatred for mankind:
“For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” Jn 3.16 NET.
Dr. Johnson had no idea how bad mankind really is. The holy God knows fully and loves us still.
For such a love as God’s we are grateful. With such a love, we believe in his Son and speak the way of salvation in all the world, to all the lost. For the world, like Dr. Johnson, only knows self-loathing.