God’s plan for rescuing our loved ones and our world from darkness is revealed in John 3:16-21. The end of this video contains a powerful but rarely discussed fact about why there is so much darkness in our world today and what the Church needs to repent of.
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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life.” Let’s continue because there’s a lot more to this than just that verse, and a lot of people stop at that verse. But the next verse, I believe, is even more important: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world might be saved through him.”
See, when we have people in our lives whom we are trying to bring to the Truth, we see them doing wrong things, unhealthy things, immoral things, and we want to help them. We care, and we want to help them live the way God called them to live. And let’s face it, if they become holier our lives are going to get a lot easier right? Because these are the troublemakers. These are the people who, by not following Christ, cause us problems. We’d like to see them change. And what do we do? We condemn them….
But Jesus says in his Word, right here, John Chapter 3, verse 17 that he didn’t come to condemn the world. He came to redeem it, to lead everyone to Heaven. But to accomplish that let’s look at the rest of his plan here. Verse 18 says, “Whoever believes in Him (Jesus) will not be condemned.” Okay we know that, we know that in order for people to get to Heaven and not go to hell, they need to believe in Jesus….
“The light came into the world but people preferred darkness to light because their works were evil.” Okay, yes, that’s the state of the world. We know people and we watch the news and we see that people run away from and fight back against the Truth, because they want to remain in their darkness. They want to remain in their ways. They want to stay attached to what they want to do with their lives….
And now here, my friend, is what I want you to really grasp. Verse 21….