"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" John 3:16. This is perhaps the most oft-quoted, and least understood verse in the Bible. This verse is used by many to teach that God loves all men the same, has provided salvation for all men the same, and it is up to man to do something with it. This verse teaches no such thing! The emphasis in this verse is not the quantity of God's love, but the quality! Whether the whosoever refers to one man, or one billion men, it has no bearing on the meaning. If only one person was saved by this Gospel, it would not be any less glorious than if one billion people were saved by it. The point of wonder is "God so loved the world.....that He gave.....His only Begotten Son.....that whosoever.....believeth in Him.....should not perish.
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