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
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