Having asked my study group to challenge me in the development of my spiritual gifts, a friend recently posed three question to me about John 3:16. He had been having some conversations with someone concerning this verse and its theological implications.
Here is what I found.
It brings the entire Gospel into focus. God's unmeasurable love for humanity is the entire reason the Gospel exists in the first place.
really captures that purpose by starting 3:16 in the original Greek
with "So for loved the God the World". The word "so" isn't usually used
to start a sentence, but John emphasizes God's love for the world by
doing so. He's saying that God loves people so, so, so much, He would
send His very own Son to die for each of us.
It's the ultimate love story.
- What is the meaning and purpose of "begotten" in certain translations?
- Does "eternal life" or "everlasting life" really mean forever?
- Is belief all it takes to have eternal life?