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          John 3:16 What does it really mean?

   The gospel message and testimony of Jesus Christ 
is a constant truth maintained throughout the whole
bible. Both Old Testament and New Testament declare 
the purpose of God for His only begotten Son.
        
   Jesus explains this purpose to Nicodemus in John's gospel. 
        
   The way of reconciliation to God is through obtaining a new life. 
        
   Obtaining a new life requires being born again. 
     
John 3:4-6. " Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man
                           be born when he is old? can he enter the
                           second time into his motherís womb, and
                           be born? 
                           Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto
                           thee, Except a man be born of water and
                           of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
                           kingdom of God. 
That which is born of the
                           flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the
                           Spirit is spirit." 
  



     These passages would be considered evangelical, 
 in other words, detailing the way of salvation.
        
     Other information concerning the salvation of our soul
 is also a part of God's message. 
     One other truth is how salvation is secure
 Secure in Christ Jesus.
       
     John 3:16 is not an evangelical verse as everyone 
 proclaims it to be, but rather teaches the security of 
 the believer. Christ after stating the need for the new
 birth did not say it would be based on the will of man. 
 That is foolishness. Christ sovereign statement is a 
 promise of eternal security to the believer. This passage 
 needs to be properly taught for the sake of the truth.
     Disciples may be very confident of their eternal security 
 in Christ Jesus, for this is his distinct promise to every
 real believer and follower.

 
 
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