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BoyStan
November 12th, 2018, 09:17 PM
Jn3:16 is the most misunderstood, probably the most quoted, Scripture today.

The 'For' at the beginning indicates that Jesus did not speak the words of John3:16-17.
The 'For' indicates that it is John's summarising statement of the gospel.

The 'world' signifies from both Jews and Gentiles.
John is not saying God loved or loves everyone who has lived,is living today, or will live in the future.
John is saying God sent his Son to save many from among both the Jews and Gentiles(Jn3:17).

By 'Whoever believes in him' John does not mean that everyone and anyone whenever they choose can believe in him.
John is not saying eternal life is granted by God on the grounds of our human choice alone.
God not the sinner is sovereign in salvation!

John's 'verdict' is saying the opposite: No-one naturally believes or comes into the light(Jn3:19-20).

Only those the Father has given to Jesus (Jn17:24) will be saved, will be in glory.
The Father sent the Son on a mission to save those chosen by God and given to the Son(Jn6:35-40).

beloved57
November 13th, 2018, 08:37 AM
boystan


By 'Whoever believes in him' John does not mean that everyone and anyone whenever they choose can believe in him.

This is a evidential believing, the believing gives evidence of the ones God so loved the world for and gave His Son for. Most false teachers make it as though the believing here is a conditional step man does, but thats error.

_000_
November 14th, 2018, 09:10 AM
"That whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have eternal life.

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.

And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil.

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

But he that doeth truth cometh to the light,
that his deeds may be made manifest,
that they are wrought in God."