By David J. Stewart
“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.”
One of the most precious Scriptures in the Bible is John 3:16, which teaches that God loves the world. Some people errantly think that God only loves Christians. Calvinists teach that God does not love defiant sinners. Albeit, the Word of God proclaims the unconditional love of God for humanity. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Amen! Jesus knew every sin humanity would ever commit; yet He willingly went to the cross for all men.
Calvinists foolishly teach that Jesus only paid the sin debt for those who would one day become saved. However, we read in 1st John 2:2, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” The Bible plainly teaches that Jesus is the PROPITIATION for not only our sins; but also for the sins of THE WHOLE WORLD. John Calvin was a heretic who was theologically off base in so many areas. Jesus commanded for His disciples to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES; not adhere to the flawed teachings of men such as John Calvin or Jacob Arminius.
Much heresy has crept into the churches because of the unbiblical Westminster Confession and other manmade teachings, including the damnable doctrines of Martin Luther, who openly taught Baptismal Regeneration until his death. Honestly, he ought to be called Martin Loser.
Jesus told Nicodemus, a Pharisee, in John 3:16 that God so loved THE WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son to pay for the sins of the world. God doesn't approve of anyone's sins; but He loves all humanity, even the vilest of sinners. Jesus reached out to the publicans and sinners with love and didn't condemn them (Matthew 11:19). The Bible condemns all mankind (Romans 3:19). Jesus came into the world to SAVE SINNERS! For God so loved the world.
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