3:15 Eternal life is not only the quantity of life but the divine quality of life. Eternal life, the life of God, whose Holy Spirit lives in the soul of the believer (read Philippians 3:20-21).
3:16 For God so loved the world (mankind) that he gave his only begotten son. Jesus died on a cross. “The crucifixion was a painful death, which ended in heart failure accompanied by suffocation. Death on a cross was considered a curse and something to be despised” (Young’s Bible Dictionary). Jesus’ death on the Cross was not something to be ashamed of because the One who died there was the Son of God. The apostle John says, “No one has greater love than this, that someone should lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13). Jesus did that for us. The Good News is that Jesus did not stay dead. Three days later, he rose from the grave and confirmed that he had power over death and sin.
3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world. Jesus came into the world for the purpose of saving the world (humanity). “If he (Jesus) came so that those who believe in him would not perish, how can those who reject this gift of life do anything other than perish? Nowhere in Scripture does it suggest that everyone should be saved, whether they want to or not; It is implicit that only those who persistently turn their backs on God’s salvation will be deprived of it” (F. F. Bruce).
3:18 He who believes in him is not judged. The judgment in 3:17 is that working in a contrary direction (which) is characteristic of a person who is turning away from the truth. We find truth in Christ. “To believe in (his name)” is to be spiritually transformed. It produces a new nature. It’s being born again.
-All the passages of Scripture are taken from the World Bible in English (WEB) –
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