what is John 3:16?
Question: What is John 3:16?
What is John 3:16?
John 3:16 is a reference to a specific verse in the Bible. It is found in the New Testament in the 16th verse of the third chapter of the book of John. This is what it says:
"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." (KJV)
Here we have summarized in one verse the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ.
God loves the people of the world. That's us. He loves us so much that he was willing to allow his Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer and die and take punishment that rightfully should be ours because of our sin and rebellion against God.
And, anyone, ("whosoever") who simply believes on Him will not have to die spiritually because Christ gave himself on the cross in our place. Instead, we can have eternal life because of what He did.
Because of God's love. Because of Jesus' sacrifice, anyone can have eternal life by believing in him.
That is what John 3:16 means.
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