Why did god love the world?

Why did god love the world?

Why did god love the world?

John 3:16:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” King James Version (KJV)

Dr. J. Vernon McGee says Love , on which the emphasis is placed, is an interesting word. In the Greek language thereare three words that are translated into the English by the one word love . This reveals how barrenthe English language is. Hollywood would give a million dollars if it had another word for love .But the Greeks had three words for it. One was eros , from which we get our word erotic , that is,sensual love. This is never used in the New Testament. Then there is the word phileo , which doesappear in the New Testament, and its highest meaning is ―friendship.‖ It means, ―I like you,‖ andit means no more. Obviously this is not the word used here, because you cannot say that God soliked the world! The other word, the word used in John 3:16, is agapao , which is love in thehighest degree. Agapao is an attribute of God; it is divine love, not human love. It is love lifted toa high, noble, supernatural plane. God loved!

Rev. David Williams says  God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. This tells us several things. First, it tells us thatGod's love is not merely an emotional experience. God's love is a love of action . His love meant he gave. Thatis an act of generosity. Here we see that “self-giving” aspect of God's agape love. He took action. He was soconcerned with our well-being that he moved, he acted, he did something incredible, he gave somethinggenerously. He sent his one and only Son!

You see, God's lovedid not stoop with a mere expression. God loved , but He did more than that – He gave . Youcan't really love without giving of self. And because God loved, He gave. He gave not all thecattle on a thousand hills, not all the gold and silver and precious stones of the world, nothouses and lands, and not stocks and bonds. He gave something worth much, much more toHim than all of these – He gave His Son (1)

Now the gospel is the good news that God has provided a way ofsalvation through Jesus Christ. And therefore, it is the most importantmessage in all the world for those who are lost and in their sins. It is theonly message of salvation. And therefore, the preaching of the pure gospelof Jesus Christ is the primary work of the church (Ron Harvey)

Our salvation is not dependent onwhat we do, but on what Jesus has already done for us.Being born again hinges on our belief that Jesus is theSon of God who has come into our world to pay the pricefor sin. No matter who we are or what we have done,Jesus tells us all that we must be born of water and theSpirit. Good people and bad people must be born again.Religious people and lost people must be born again. Allpeople must be born again

William C. Pender says For God so loved the world. Too often God is seen as out to get us…or needing to bepacified…or simply a god that just does not care. The central declaration here is that God loves theworld—not just the nation of Israel, not just the good people, not just the Christians…but ratherthe world. One of the earliest translations of the Bible was into Latin—to share the Greek scripturein the Roman world. The verb used in the Latin translation is that God so “delights” in the world.God delights in the world!


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Juan 3 16 Porque Dios amó tanto al mundo que dio a su Hijo unigénito, para que todos los que creen en él no perezcan, sino que tengan vida eterna.