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His Will in John 3:16 and 17

The part of “His Will”, ‘missed’ greatly by Popular Christianity.

John 3:16 highlights “God’s Will” to give “age-during life” (a life of rewards in the ‘age to come’) for a “believer” for “Believing Him”.

“for God did so love the world, that His Son — the only begotten — He gave, that every one who is believing in Him may not perish, but may have life age-during.” (John 3:16)

The ‘rest’ (non-believers etc.) would “not” obtain the promise of “age-during life” (meant for “believers only”) as implied by John 3:16.

However, John 3:17 (the next verse) cautions to understand that “God still Wills” to “Save the whole world (all things)” via His Son beyond that “age” (of life for the righteous vs punishment for the wicked).

“For God did not send His Son to the world that He may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through Him;” (John 3:17)

John 3:16 (with correct translation as it appears in original Scripture in Greek refers to “age-during life”) must be preached hand in hand with John 3:17 to correctly “understand” the “Will of God” as described above.

Even in the Bible, John 3:16 is followed by John 3:17 as its ‘complete context’ so that we might “not” misunderstand John 3:16 as it has happened (sadly).

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