For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
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Are You Prepared for Eternity?
In looking over my account books, I meet again and again with the name of one and another who has finished his course. Soon, dear reader, your turn and mine may come.
Are you prepared for eternity?
Affectionately I press this question upon you. Do not put it away. Nothing is of greater priority than this point. Yes, all other things, however important in their place, are of exceedingly small importance in comparison with this matter.
Do you ask how you might be prepared for eternity, how to be saved, how to obtain the forgiveness of your sins?
What Jesus Christ Has Done For You
The answer is: believe in the Lord Jesus, trust in him, depend upon him.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. (John 3:36, NIV)”
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day” (John 6:40, NIV).
“And this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3, ESV).
Jesus fulfilled the law of God and was perfectly obedient to God even unto death in order that we disobedient, guilty sinners, if we believe in Jesus, might on his account be reckoned righteous by God.
Jesus was punished by God in our place on a cross in order that we who have all broken God’s law might not be punished for eternity if we believe in Jesus.
Ponder these things, dear reader, if you have never done so before.
For, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12, NLT).
Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins and be at peace with God.
And, believing in Jesus we become through this very faith the children of God—have God as our Father—and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual help that we need.
This article is an adapted from an excerpt titled “Are You Prepared for Eternity” from George Muller’s book, Answers to Prayer, which can be found in the Public Domain. All Scriptures were added by Bibles.net
Would you like to learn more about Jesus? Open the Bible and start reading in the Book of John, which is “written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31 NIV).
Here is gospel indeed,
the best that ever came from heaven
by Steven Lawson
Romans 5:8 NIV
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
I am so flawed that
Jesus had to die for me,
yet I am so loved
and valued that
Jesus was glad to die for me.
Praise & Worship
For God So Loved
Greatest Love Story
by Conrad Mbewe
God so loved the world
that he gave
his only begotten son.
JOHN 3:16 NKJV
What Does “World” Mean in John 3:16?
by John Tweeddale at Ligonier Ministries
John 3:17 ESV
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Reading the Bible With Dead Guys: John Calvin on John 3:16
[John] the evangelist does not say that
God was moved
to deliver us because he saw something
in us which deserved such an excellent blessing;
rather, he ascribes the glory of our deliverance
entirely to his love.
JOHN 3:36 NIV
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
by Billy Graham
John 3:16 Is God’s Word to You
Fill in Your Name Below
You Must Be
by Colin Smith
JOHN 6:40 NIV
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
The Son Was Lifted Up
JOHN 17:3 NKJV
And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
God Loves Me: Here’s Why I’m Absolutely Sure
by Stephen Altrogge at The Blazing Center
ROMANS 5:10 NKJV
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
The Good News of John 3:16
by Crossway Publishers
God: the greatest Lover
so loved: the greatest degree
the world: the greatest number
that he gave: the greatest act
his only begotten son: the greatest gift
that whosoever: the greatest invitation
believeth: the greatest simplicity
in him: the greatest person
should not perish: the greatest deliverance
but: the greatest difference
have: the greatest certainty
everlasting life: the greatest possession.
This is love:
not that we loved God,
but that he loved us
and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice
for our sins.
1 JOHN 4:10 NIV
Chill & Relaxing
God So Loved
This Simple Verse, John 3:16, Says It All:
By Ravi Zacharias
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
“For God”: the starting point is filial.
“So loved”: his reach is relational.
“That he gave his only begotten Son”: sacrificial.
“That whosoever believes in Him”: confessional.
“Should not perish”: judicial.
“But have everlasting life”: eternal.
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God
What does it mean that God is love? How do we reconcile God’s love with God’s wrath? D.A. Carson clearly articulates in his book what the Bible says about the love of God.