Life Through The Son

Life Through The Son

Text: John 3:13-21

13 No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man[1]has come down from heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.[2]

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[3] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.[4]

Footnotes:

  1. 3:13 Some manuscripts add who lives in heaven. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
  2. 3:15 Or everyone who believes will have eternal life in him.
  3. 3:16 Or For God loved the world so much that he gave.
  4. 3:21 Or can see God at work in what he is doing.

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