Condemn the World

Not to condemn the world

Condemn the World
John 3:16 Meaning

John 3:17-21 (A) Condemn the World

John 3:17-21 (B) Monogenes
JOHN 3:17-18  17 “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Did Jesus come to “condemn the world”?
He came so “that the world might be saved through Him” (John 3:17).

But how do those who don’t believe in Jesus end up?
“Condemned” (John 3:18).

What is meant by the “only Son of God” (John 3:18)?
See Monogenes and Son of God.

JOHN 3:19-21  19 “And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light because their actions were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, so that his actions may not be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the Light, so that his actions may be seen plainly, that they have been done in God.”

Why don’t people believe in Jesus?
Many who reject Jesus cite the presence of hypocrites among self-proclaimed Christians. When asked to bypass everyone except Jesus and asked why they don’t believe in Him, many of them then cite the supposed opposition of science and the Bible. When those objections are neutralized (see examples), most of them still don’t believe.

Why not?
Their objections are the excuses, not the reason, for their unbelief. The real reason they do “not come to the Light” (John 3:20) is that they love their sins, referred to as “darkness” and “actions” that are “evil” in John 3:19-20.

Are there sins in your life, your love for which is keeping you away from Jesus?