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John 3:17?

“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

We’ve all heard it. If we don’t know this verse by heart we know of it by the man at the football games in the far corner of the TV screen. I do love this verse because it sums up the idea of the life of Christ. It exemplifies the awesomeness of God that He can just send (def v: to order or instruct to go to a particular destination or in a particular direction) His Son in the blink of an eye to live to teach us and to die to save us. It explains the capacity of His love for us; that He would love us so much as to give up His Son for us. It explains the unbelievable truth that Jesus’ entire existence was for us to be free and have eternal life.

But then I kept reading, John 3:17 says “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” If trying to understand His love for me wasn’t hard e…