Those Who Believe Are Secure
The believer's certainty is so sure that John stated it twice. God's love for His people is remarkable!
Published October 8th, 2017
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Main point summary
God's love for His people makes certain that those who are His will be free from condemnation and judgment.
“For h God so loved i the world, 1
The Greek adverb οὕτως often represents the manner in which something is done. I think it is the best rendering in this case, hence the Manner label is used.
j that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him
should not k perish
but have eternal life .
For l God did not send his Son into the world
Is this paradoxical to 18d? One must consider the conditional aspect of the two statements.
m [in order] to condemn the world,
The supplied words show that this is a purpose statement.
but in order that the world might be saved through him.
17a-c have been labeled as a -/+ relationship despite the 'in order that' which typically mark an Action-Purpose. The Ac/Pur are seen in the two individual propositions but they are also a -/+ in that one idea is denied (God not condemning) while the other is upheld (God saving)
n Whoever believes in him
is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe
is condemned already ,
because he has not o believed in the name of the only Son of God.
The reason for the supposed paradox is resolved. The Inference relationship ( ∴ ) shows the resolution to this situation