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God loves His children, and that includes every person ever born. Each of us lived in the premortal world as a spirit before being born and gaining a physical body.
God’s plan for every person is to come to Earth, make their own choices about what to do and what kind of person to be, and hopefully return to live with God again. Because God is perfect and holy, nothing that is imperfect or unholy can exist in His presence. As all people are imperfect, that would make living with God again impossible. This is where God’s infinite love comes into play.
God loves His children so much that He provided a Savior, His Son Jesus Christ, as a perfect man who would come to Earth and take away our sins, if we choose to follow Him. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons, understand that God’s commandments are given as an expression of His love. God does want us to follow His commandments, but His love is not is earned. God’s love is freely given to all of us no matter what choices we make, because we are His children. No one is past the point of receiving or feeling the love of God in their lives.