John 3:16 For God So Loved The World...........
What can be said about John 3:16?
This verse has been translated into more than 1100 languages (Gideons bible intro).
The New American Bible has the word ‘love’ 463 times in 423 verses. The Revised Standard Version Bible - Catholic Edition has it 568 times in 521 verses.
Enemy occupied territory – that is what the world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to Church you are listening in to the secret wireless (communication) from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us from going (C.S. Lewis).
"Plainly spoken, because of Jesus unconditional, sacrificial love, we are free from the bondage of sin, and we do not have to live in fear of the Enemy or the deep, dark realm of his abode. When the Father drafted the Son for spiritual warfare, Jesus could have refused deployment. Instead, Jesus accepted the mission and boldly triumphed over our Adversary, sealing our freedom and our place in eternity" (AFA Journal, July 2007 p.14). Remember, the Scripture says: "For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1).
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
Standing - Ephesians 6:13