John 3:16-18 2 Corinthians 9

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. NIV

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  NKJV

7 responses to “John 3:16-18

  1. God did what he did to save us n give us eternal life with him n not wit satan….he loves us n doesn’t want us to be condemned n wants us to believe him n except him into our lives……

  2. This is a pretty well known scripture. God sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins so that we would be saved through God…those who do believe in God will have eternal life with Him and those who don’t will remain condemed because they haven’t been introduced to Jesus as their Saviour because in the Bible it says when we are born we are automatically sinners UNTIL we come to know Jesus.

  3. i’ve known this scripture for as long as i can remember and it simply states that God loved us so much he willingly gave his own son so that us teenage christians [aka bums,losers,liars,and slow-minded punks] could have an eternity with him.

  4. vs 18: This scripture truly reinforces what we taught a few weeks ago about Life only begins when we give Jesus our all, than we gain life…Vs 18 says that with Christ no one is condemned, but those that do not believe are already condemned…bRick taught us that we are born into sin and therefore born on our way to hell, its when Christ comes into play (whether by calling or freewill) that we are able to lose this condemnation, to change directions, to do a 180 degree turn, to move onto God’s path–however you want to say it…Condemnation is shed when we believe in Christ whether it’s by calling or freewill which is an endless debate but I had to throw that in there for my boy whitimus rickimus–GO DUKE

  5. vs 18 confirms that we are damned from birth through the Adamic covenant. None of us is perfect or free from sin, but even if we were, we would still need Christ because of our lineage from Adam.

    vs 17 spoke to me tonight about how we take Christ to others. When we witness or speak of Christ to our friends and family, it is not about judgement and condemnation. Christ was about compassion and bringing salvation to the world. Even people that you know are beleivers need to be corrected and restored in love, not in condemnation.

  6. Ok, so everyone knows this scripture by heart, but it bears really studying out.
    God loved us before we were ever created, before we were ever aware of Him, before we could even call on His Son’s name. He LOVED us–more than we can ever love someone else, more than we can ever love Him, more than we can ever comprehend with our finite limited human minds. He loved us enough to want a relationship with us, even after we reject, rebel against, argue with, disappoint, walk away from, question, grieve and distrust. He sent a part of Himself to create a way for us to have that relationship. All He asks of us in return is for us to love Him back, enough to let our lives be changed into His image. Thinking of it this way, why would you not want to be changed into His image? Is anything you have seen a human do this awesome and worthy of adoration?????

    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

  7. When I began to read this scripture I tried to read it with new eyes. Sometimes when we know a certain scripture, when we have it memorized, it becomes words on paper. The Bible is not that though! It was never intended to be black/red words on white paper. It is the LIVING word of God. When we read these words think about what they mean and the price that was paid to make them truth.
    This scripture touches all steps of the salvation of a man. Starting with the Father: No one else but the Father had the power to give His free love to begin our salvation, Christ is where our righteousness and salvation lies: faith is the instrument by which we gain it, and everlasting life is the goal we strive for.

    It is not the same to believe in a thing, and to believe about a thing, for we may not believe in anything except in God alone, but we may believe about anything

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