HE WHO BELIEVES IS NOT CONDEMNEDFrom The Heart
Publish date: 03/12/2006
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 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 begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John 3:16-21 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 AMP
We did not imagine God or make Him up, as some fools have claimed. (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Psalms 53:1a KJV) God created us and He loved us before the foundation of the world. HE reached out to us before we ever knew Him. HE sent Jesus to die as a sacrifice for sin to bring us back into relationship and fellowship with Him and to give us everlasting life – if we believe.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
God did NOT send His Son into the world to judge, reject, condemn, or pass sentence on the world. He sent Him to love the world and save the world from their sin. When we know He loves us, we are no longer afraid of Him or afraid of being punished by Him. We know that we are accepted and loved.
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:16-19 NKJV
"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 begotten Son of God.
Every person born on this earth is born with sin in their flesh and a death sentence hanging over their head. The first time they break the Law, they are judged to be guilty, condemned as a sinner, and doomed to end up in hell when they die. God does not want even one person to go to hell. He would like every person to hear His message of love, mercy, and forgiveness and for them to accept His offer of eternal life through Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Those who believe in and receive Jesus are instantly acquitted of sin and declared innocent before God! They are not condemned to death and hell. Their sentence has been commuted.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
Romans 3:23-24 says that, "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Everybody has sinned and everybody has the option of being justified freely by His grace. Some people are willing to come to the light and be washed by the blood of Jesus, but some people do not want to let go of their sin, so they stay as far away from the light of Jesus as they can.
People, who are submitted to God and who have conformed to His word and yielded to His Spirit, are not afraid of the light or to have their deeds exposed to the light, because their conscience is clear. They are not afraid of the light of God because their works are wrought in God – divinely prompted, done with God's help, and in dependence on Him – and are acceptable to God. Trying to keep the Law in order to please God is fruitless. Any works which are not wrought in Him, or done with His help, are not acceptable to Him.
God has released His children into the liberty of the Spirit. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are a new creation; no longer living under any condemnation whatsoever. We are no longer governed by the Law, but by the Holy Spirit and the Law of Love!