John 3:16

Seven Truths Found in John 3:16

, posted by drwayman

Just recently I preached from what was the first verse I remember memorizing. This well-loved verse is packed with important truths: 1   God The Bible never makes a long argument for the existence of…

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Can God Love All People?

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Calvinist John Piper answers the question he himself frames and thus poses: “Why can’t God eternally love those who don’t believe in Him?” (link) Is there not at least one obvious and inherent flaw in…

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Rich Davis, “Calvinism’s Gospel Tautology”

, posted by SEA

Christians of every stripe agree that Christ’s substitutionary and atoning work on Calvary’s cross is marvelous beyond comprehension. It is an act of unspeakable mercy, condescension, and grace—on the human level, wholly unearned and uninitiated,…

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New Calvinist Bible – John (satire)

, posted by kingswoodhart

The following post is a satire, written from the perspective of an overzealous Calvinist. This post is part of a series on the New Calvinist Bible (NCB) – a new Bible translation designed to show…

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Introducing the New Calvinist Bible (satire)

, posted by kingswoodhart

The following post is a satire, written from the perspective of an overzealous Calvinist. Although Calvinism enjoys much support within evangelical Christianity, there are unfortunately still those who have doubts about certain aspects of it….

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Craig L. Adams, “Calvin on John 3:16”

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 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” — John 3:16 (NRSV). JOHN CALVIN COMMENTS: “’That whosoever believeth on…

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Did Jesus Reveal the “Who” in “World” in John 3:14-16?

, posted by Steve Sewell

Did Jesus Reveal the “Who” in “World” in John 3:14-16?

There is a lot of debate between Arminians and Calvinists about the meaning of the word, “world” in the NT, as it relates to who Christ died for. Calvinists believe that it refers only to the elect among the various people groups in the world. Arminians, on the other hand, believe that it means what it says, that it literally refers to every individual in the world, from Adam to the very last person to be born.

This disagreement has continued for hundreds of years, but I believe we have before us a unifying passage of Scripture that settles the debate. I believe Jesus Himself reveals who He is referring to when He speaks of the world in John 3:16. Before He states the beloved promise in that verse, He takes us back to the Old Testament where He makes a comparison between an incident that took place there, to the cross He would die on:

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