This verse has transformed numerous lives throughout the history. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) This would be the most quoted Scripture portion in all languages.
God is personal with several attributes according to the Bible. Sovereign God who has authority over all humanity: individuals, families, communities, and nations. God is almighty or Omnipotent as nothing is impossible for him. However, He does not act indiscriminately or in unrighteous manner. God is Omniscient and has foreknowledge including the rejection of Lord Jesus by humanity including the Nation of Israel. Omnipresent God is Holy and Righteous.
Love of God is expressed and demonstrated. The dynamic love of God compelled Him to send His Son. Lord Jesus showed unconditional love to undeserving humanity by dying for their redemption. His love is inexhaustible and unfathomable.
God is not impersonal or cold or distant or indifferent without emotions.
God’s love is universal, embraces all humanity from all cultures, nations, and languages. It is inclusive love, no one is excluded.
- Gave His Only Son:
God gives the Greatest Gift His Son to humanity. Son of God, Jesus Christ gave Himself as the Greatest Sacrifice.
The invitation is to believe, which any human could do. If it was penance, all cannot do; pilgrimage, all cannot do; if knowledge, all are not wise. A child to senior citizen, illiterate to intelligentsia, paupers to super-rich…anyone can believe in Lord Jesus Christ.
This faith is in contrast on self-effort, self-achievement, self-righteousness.
- Not perish:
Those who believe will not be condemned to second death (Hell) – eternal separation from living Holy God. Rejecting His Love is the greatest sin. Basically, it is self-condemnation and spiritual suicide.
- Eternal life:
A life of peace in His presence that will never end. Eternity in human count or perception is impossible.
Do I share the gospel in nutshell to others?