John 3:16 says, “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”.
This may be the most well-known passage in the Bible, and it is well-known for good reason. It sums up the entirety of the gospel message in just a few words. Over eight posts, we will analyze this passage and examine great points of our salvation.
The passage begins with the greatest Being, which is God. It is interesting that the Bible does not begin by proving His existence. It assumes it from the first verse: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The first characteristic of God is that He is eternal, “an everlasting king” (Jeremiah 10:10). He “is, was, and is to come” (Revelation 1:8).
Other important characteristics of God include His omniscience (Genesis 6:5; Mark 13:32). This means that God knows everything that goes on in His universe. God is also omnipotent (Job 42:2; Acts 26:8), which means that He is all powerful. There is no other being who is stronger than He. Finally, He is omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-10; Acts 17:24). God is everywhere. He is always present no matter where His creation needs Him.
The most encouraging part of all of these characteristics of God is that the Ruler of the universe was concerned about His lost creation. Because of His concern, He provided for us a means to be saved from our sins which we will explore in upcoming posts.