1 John 4:8: Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.
God doesn’t just love as an attribute or a choice (as if his love might be fickle and some days he is judgmental or angry instead) but God IS love. Love is God’s nature. Knowing that, everything makes sense – creation, heaven and hell, salvation, and day-to-day life too.
There are some things the bible describes as essential aspects of God’s nature, and they are the exact opposite of Lucifer’s nature.
- God is Love (1 John 4:8) – Satan is accusation, hatred and murder (1 Peter 5:8)
- God is Truth (John 14:6–7) – Satan is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44)
- God is Light (1 John 1:5) – Satan is darkness (Colossians 1:13 and Ephesians 6:12)
- God is Life (John 11:25-26) – Satan is death (Hebrews 2:14)