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.
John 3 v 16
Since I was a child this scripture verse was taught in my school and churches but I must admit I never knew the real meaning of this saying.
Perhaps even the teachers did not really know the meaning either because they might have explained it to us. In my opinion they were just words which did not mean anything.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, What was a begotten son? That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, why are we perishing? but have everlasting life, what is this everlasting life?
Again this is Jesus’ wonderful way of speaking to us regarding our spirituality.
By now you will note that Jesus came on earth because of our spiritual life and not our physical.
His mother was a Virgin. Some people have problem with the virgin birth, as far as I am concern if a spirit could make such a fascinating world what is so hard about a virgin’s birth. This explains begotten. His spirit could not produce a son/man in any other woman because of his holiness.
Our spirits are perishing because we are disobedient to our Father/creator and he is seperated from us, which means we are missing out on his love and care for us and we are suffering with guilt instead of contentment and joy.
His love for us hurts him by being seperated from us, especially since he knows spirits don’t die and we are tormented or guilty at all times.
In that light God could not bear to just leave us to be eternally seperated from him, hence he came as a man in Jesus Christ; therefore, if we believe in Jesus, we would enjoy life on earth and would live with him forever.
Because God made the world and everything in it, this invitation is for everybody but not forced on anyone. Therefore whosoever believe in Jesus will not perish/ be guilty but have peace/everlasting life.
How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation. Heb: 2 v 3 just one of the many warnings in the scriptures.
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