"And does it take long to get to the top?" Come with me again to Jerusalem. S. MacArthur, D. D.)The love of God self-originatedJ. Simplicity is often allied to sublimity. If He had taken every star from the sky, and manipulated those stars, and moulded them all into a gigantic body of which every star was an atom; and then if He had taken every seraph from His throne and made a mighty amalgam of all souls into one, and had put that giant mind into that gigantic body, and given that body and soul for man, it would have been as nothing to this. The world, not hell, consequently His love was sovereign-free as opposed to necessary. IN THE DELIVERANCE. It extends to all mankind.II. HOW GOD IS AFFECTED TOWARDS THE COSMOS: He loved it.1. Yea, but though never so excellent a gift be given, yet if it be not of use and profit to whom it is given, it doth not so testify love. J. Morris.If we could but hear the words for the first time, and without prepossessions either of Pharisaic error or logical orthodoxy, hear them with nothing but consciousness of sin and thirst for life, before the love of God had been hardened into doctrine, and the only begotten Son has become a quarrel for the schools. I never witnessed anything like it. Glover. And the marvel is there is nothing God hates so much as sin, and yet no one He loved so much as the sinner.2. There is a life of the flesh, of the soul, and of the spirit. There must be a cordial acceptance of God's plan. How natural the reply: "It serves you right"! When the waves of penalty begin to come in in fearful tides, then He banks up against them. Then the Commissioner went on to tell how they obtained these pardons; that it was the Governor who granted them," and the chaplain said the suspense was so great that he spoke to the Commissioner and asked him to first read out the names of those who were pardoned before he spoke further, and the first name was given out thus, "Reuben Johnson will come out and get his pardon." Nay, that is not enough. What did they do to secure his life when their protest was not sufficient? each gave the same answer.III. Guiness Rogers, B. A.I. C. Jones.I.The everlasting FATHER.II.The everlasting SON.III.The everlasting LOVE.IV.The everlasting LIFE.(J. It is set forth by THE BENEFIT THAT COMES TO US BY IT.1. BY THE MEASURE OF IT. There is no tie which has knit Him to our hearts that He has not knit. They concluded that it were better for them all to die together than willingly to part with any one of their children. Morris. Its second article is — GOD HAS GIVEN US HIS SON. "Well, that certainly is very easy and simple. It is implied —1. (1)Not on angels; not on human friends, but(2)upon enemies (Romans 5:8-10).5. It has been the custom of some, a custom too much prevailing, to represent God as being under no manner of obligation to do anything for His creatures after they had broken His law. (2) God was originally so full of mercy that He was willing to stoop to any sacrifice except that of truth and justice in order to save man. THE PLAN OF SALVATION ORIGINATED IN THE LOVE OF GOD.1. There we see the reign of law: sin and suffer. Broad: "whosoever."2. There must be faith.(J. There is a love of friendship, brotherly love, parental love, conjugal love, a love of country or patriotism, and a love of God, or religion. Jesus must be believed to be what the record declares Him to be.2. LOVE IN ITS WIDEST FIELD OF OPERATION. All through the ages it governed the world with a view to its final redemption. (3)It was good-will or benevolence. H. Spurgeon.We lately read in the papers an illustration of the way of salvation. God did not so love the world that any man that does not believe in Jesus shall be saved. HOW GOD IS AFFECTED TOWARDS THE COSMOS: He loved it.1. Spurgeon.)WhosoeverC. To prevent dreadful evil.2. Come hither, ye astronomers, that with your optic glasses spy out spaces before which imagination staggers, come hither and encounter calculations worthy of all your powers! Good and bad, honourable or disreputable, this "whosoever" speaks to you all with equal truth! This responsibility can only be discharged and the sinner saved by accepting the donation of Christ.4. Few men in the time of the Saviour's advent had any idea of the love of God. There we see the reign of law: sin and suffer. In the gift. Whosoever believes shall not perish, though he is ready to perish. Do you think she had not natural sensitiveness? G. Finney, D. D.)God's wonderful loveR. Thompson. (4)It was an unselfish kind of love. )Believe onlyC. Evangelical Christians have claimed one of these truths as pre-eminently their own. I am deeply thankful for this blessed text; for if I am a lot unmentioned in any other catalogue, I know that this includes me: I am beyond all question under the shade of "whosoever." Love IN ITS GREATEST STRENGTH That is a poor philanthropy which can pity without helping: but "the philanthropy of God appeared" in action. G. Finney, D. D.I. THE DIVINE LOVE — WHAT IT IS.1. THIS DELIVERANCE IS MADE OURS BY A PERSONAL FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.(C. Faith in the Son of God the condition of salvation.4. But as for the shoreless sea of the Divine Love, it has the power to move itself; and it did move itself. Man nor woman need fear disappointment there. Thomas, D. D.)God's mercy is freeLet me tell thee that the mercy of God flows freely. Love is a redeeming quality among the many miseries of our fallen state. Beginning in the finest portion of our nature it will spread and strengthen until it possesses the whole of it. Therefore —VII. IN THE GIFT OF CHRIST.1. "Whosoever" includes all the oddities. God loved without limit of nation or condition. What adaptation there is in it to man's dire need IIII. Brewin.)WhosoeverC. ITS MANNER. Of this the unbeliever is deprived in time and eternity. This life in all its perfection is the end of God. On any lips this would be a wonderful word, but in the lips of Christ "love" meant all that was in His own heart. God did not so love the world that any man that does not believe in Jesus shall be saved. Come ye, who map the sea and land, and make a chart of this word "so." (4) Here, however, is the marvel of marvels — standing alone in the universe — that God loves a race that has defied and insulted Him.2. "When we were enemies we were reconciled," etc.4. He represented God as the Good Samaritan who saw men lying in their wounds, robbed by sin of hope and heaven, upon the point of death, and came to save them at his own expense.III. O. Free as the air which belts the earth and penetrates the peasant's cottage as well as the royal palace without purchase or premium, so free is the mercy of God in Christ. FOR WHAT PURPOSE WAS THIS AFFECTION MANIFESTED.1. God's love could not be a powerless thing dealing in fine sentiment and words of pity. The shaft is a thousand feet deep, and it was sunk at great cost to the proprietors; but it is our way out, and without it we should never be able to get to the surface." Thomas, D. D.It is not like a banquet, accommodated to the tastes and wants of so many and no more. It is just like Him. Love. (3) But familiarity has deadened the force and beauty of this great Bible truth in those who have heard it so often. New and Divine revelation: God is love.II. This did not engender or excite His love, it only manifested it.2. I need not tell you who looked after him. W. H. Spurgeon. (3)Not His Son only by incarnation. "Think, massa!" But "He took not hold on angels, but the seed of Abraham." THE MANIFESTATION OF THIS LOVE. I knew her to be as sensitive as any lady; but by so much more as she felt the loathsomeness of her work do you see the love that constantly upheld her in doing it. Yea, but some things are not worth the giving, therefore —IV. How God gave it: not as you, to some honourable pursuit in which you would not be deprived altogether of your son's company, but as an exile to be born in a manger, to toil as a carpenter, and to die as a felon.3. H. Spurgeon.A story has been often told of the fondness of parents for their children; how in a famine in the East a father and mother were reduced to absolute starvation, and the only possibility of preserving the life of the family was to sell one of the children into slavery. "But what about the people who sunk the shaft, and perfected all this arrangement? Many a man in a moment of generous excitement can perform a supreme act of benevolence and yet could not bear to look at it calmly from year to year. H. The object of my text is not general, but special. Coley. All that is needed, therefore, is the entrustment of the heart to God. "Be imitators of God as dear children." Love is as deeds, not words, desires, or feelings.1. Most patient.V. Customer Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT Monday - Friday Phone: 1-800-458-2772. It is like the silver ray of sun-light which gleams through the dark cloud when the storm is brewing in the sky. There is a twofold giving of Christ.1. THE PROMISE. It is singular. The Cross was the self-denial of God.2. Will he set aside the law because the offender is royal? Luther maintained that justification by faith was the test of a standing or a falling Church. The mission of the love of God for salvation.3. For the fact is, whenever the "world" is applied to a portion of mankind it always means the wicked. H. It is to die in our sins, without bright angels to smile upon us as they wait to carry us away from earth; to die without the Saviour's glorious presence to cheer us in the valley of the shadow of death. There is a life of the flesh, of the soul, and of the spirit. The subject casts a shadow by its very brightness on your unbelief, state, prospects.(A. Not perishing.2. FOR WHAT PURPOSE WAS THIS AFFECTION MANIFESTED.1. In Adam's sin you did not sin personally, but by committing personal transgression you laid your hand upon it and made it your own. Its second article is — GOD HAS GIVEN US HIS SON. This should be the tidings of great joy to all people. HOW THIS GIFT WAS THE HIGHEST, FULLEST MANIFESTATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD THAT EVER THE WORLD SAW. The sad condition of those whom it proposes to affects" should not perish." If God so loved this little world, then surely His love is disinterested. The poor fellows who knew they could not be forgiven, but must be put to death, never came. It is the violation of an infinitely important law — a law designed and adapted to secure the highest good of the universe.2. "Oh, no; only a few seconds." H. Spurgeon.We lately read in the papers an illustration of the way of salvation. H. Spurgeon. W. Beecher.In human governments, justice is central, and love incidental. It is easy to see that the honour of the law might be fully sustained by God Himself if He should show before the whole universe His approbation of the law. H. But "God commendeth His love," etc.3. Those for whom God gave His own Son may warrantably expect any other mercy from Him (Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 3:20, 21). To give your firm and cordial assent to the truth of the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ.2. Otherwise no man could be sure that it was made for himself.IV. The birth or incarnation of Jesus Christ (1 John 4:9). ITS ORIGIN IN THE LOVE OF GOD, which will appear after we consider that —1. Faith is different from knowledge. The act.. (3)The unworthiness of the recipient. Luther maintained that justification by faith was the test of a standing or a falling Church. C. Jones, D. D.The law of gravitation existed from the foundation of the world, it daily exerted its influence, keeping the stars in their orbits, and swinging them around their respective centres. H. Spurgeon.A story has been often told of the fondness of parents for their children; how in a famine in the East a father and mother were reduced to absolute starvation, and the only possibility of preserving the life of the family was to sell one of the children into slavery. And that to stand in our stead, and to die on the cross for us (ver. We must beware of making God only an infinite man; yet love in Him must be the same in kind as love in us.2. When He gave: for there is love in the time. (1)Negative: "should not perish. The text before us was read. Value the gift which cost God so much.III. (3) The plan of salvation was not merely to save man, but to save the name, character, and government of God. H. The Father's other self. Beecher. Spurgeon. "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son," etc. THE EXPRESSION OF HIS LOVE WAS THE HIGHEST THAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BE.1. Till we are in Him we have not this great benefit (2 Corinthians 5:17). H. The mission of the love of God for salvation.3. I never witnessed anything like it. W. Dale, D. D.I. If God had seemed to connive at this, all other beings might have denied the justice of the law and disobeyed it also. Christ died not that God might, but because He did love us. Faith in Christ as the condition of salvation is the very heart of the Gospel. This is the only possible way, God's government is moral because the Saviour is a moral agent. For the fact is, whenever the "world" is applied to a portion of mankind it always means the wicked. The text teaches that God was originally disposed to show mercy. Mankind is not a larger family for God to love than is yours for you.II. It is like an oasis in the desert, which is a scene of beauty and a home of life amid arid plains doomed to perpetual barrenness. Baxendale. God gave His Son. You must add to it the story of the saintliness, heroism, righteousness, and charity of sixty generations; even then it remains a fragment still.IV. It had nothing to attract it and everything to repel it.1. How they stood affected. Yea, but though never so excellent a gift be given, yet if it be not of use and profit to whom it is given, it doth not so testify love. "Simply by getting into the cage," was the reply. He had to be kept out of sight. Had God's love been such we had never been redeemed. God loved each, therefore all.7. You have here a pattern and spring of love. "Ye have believed that I came out from God. All His attributes are modifications and manifestations of His love.3. If it contained nothing different from other books we might reasonably question its Divine origin. God most high and holy loved the base and wicked world.II. The affection and the yearning of heart towards His erring creatures was just the same in God before Christ came, that Christ showed it to be while He was on earth. The text makes no distinction in the kind or degree of faith. Coley.When Jesus looked at the poor widow He found a new rule of arithmetic. The condition upon which we are to receive salvation is universally practicable. If you enter into that, you will know that all this love is to you — that while Jehovah loves the world, yet He loves you as much as if there were nobody else in all the world to love.(C. Men talk about the mercy of God, but if we give up the ideas of God obtained from the Scriptures how do we know that He is a God of love? H. Spurgeon. It gives its best. What must be done? (3)His compassion for every soul. R. Brewin.What is it to perish? "Whosoever" has a special voice for you, my hearer! Behold the image of the invisible God lifted up on Calvary. A word of His could have restored the dismantled heavens; but God Himself cannot make an only-begotten Son.(S. The Scripture represents everywhere this love as the fountain of redemption.II. The impartial manner in which these blessings are offered, "whosoever." Guiness Rogers, B. H. It is to be turned away from the shut door of our Father's mercy, because, like the foolish virgins, we are not ready when the bridegroom comes. A second time he beckoned to Reuben, and called to him, and the second time the man looked around to see where Reuben was, until at last the chaplain said to him, "You are the man, Reuben;" and he rose up out of his seat and sank back again, thinking it could not be true. "God so loved the world!" The glorious state to which the love of God proposes to raise all He found in this sad condition, "but have everlasting life." Why? H. The world's misery and peril were caused by itself. Then(1)He has so loved mankind as He has not loved other orders of creatures. HOW GOD IS AFFECTED TOWARDS THE COSMOS: He loved it.1. It is like the silver ray of sun-light which gleams through the dark cloud when the storm is brewing in the sky. Thus was the pity of God manifested.2. Let a man once apprehend that God is love, that this is God's very essence, and he must at once love God.(C. All the joys of life are joys of trust. )The word "soC. Meeting the foreman on his way back to the shaft he asked him what he thought of God's manner of saving men. That none need perish; and3. THE OBJECT OF THIS LOVE. (3)Not His Son only by incarnation. (4) That our obedience may be more ready (Hebrews 5:8, 9).2. ITS CHARACTERISTICS.1. D. Barrows.I. When you have measured between the horns of space, here is a task that will defy you — "God so loved the world." "Eternal life."1. He loved those who could do nothing to purchase or to procure it.3. THE LOVE OF GOD.1. Only believe that Jesus has the will and the power to save and your confidence will not be disappointed.1. Mankind had resisted this government. Come ye, who map the sea and land, and make a chart of this word "so." The world's misery and peril were caused by itself. LOVE IN ITS SUBLIMEST MANIFESTATION. BY THE WORTHINESS OF THE EXIT — His only begotten Son. Salvation is life, not in figure, but in fact. )The love of GodL. Love. When love puts on her own golden armour, and bears her sword bright with her own unselfish. Most self-denying.6. What a company would be gathered, and what an anxious inquiry there would be! But this great benefit is not dispensed indiscriminately. )The everlastingsJ. They had four sons. Of this the unbeliever is deprived in time and eternity. The universality of the proposal.3. Baxendale. Come hither, ye astronomers, that with your optic glasses spy out spaces before which imagination staggers, come hither and encounter calculations worthy of all your powers! IN ITS MANIFESTATION, in —1. Lessons:1. Therefore God cannot influence us unless we give Him our confidence. IN THE PLAN OF SALVATION. Here was a world of enemies at war with Him, yet He spared not His own Son. Love is ever giving. It is as necessary to preach that men are sanctified by faith. (4)If God has given you Christ when enemies it is not imaginable He should deny you an inferior mercy now you are reconciled (Romans 5:8-10).3. To part is to perish; and so he clings — and how anxiously! The whole system of types betokened that in the fulness of time God would give His Son. But who has ever given the life of his child for an enemy? They concluded that it were better for them all to die together than willingly to part with any one of their children. He had been there for nineteen years, having been placed there for life; and when he came up and took his pardon he could hardly believe his eyes, and he went back to his seat and wept like a child: and then, when the convicts were marched back to their cells, Reuben had been so long in the habit of falling into line and taking the lock step with the rest that he fell into his place, and the chaplain had to say, "Reuben, come out; you are a free man."(D. If there were any other it would shut some one out. When hailed by another vessel, they reported themselves as "Dying for water!" )Redemption through ChristC. )The Christian's creedR. He that believeth not is dead already.(J. The trouble with this statement is that there is a great deal of truth in it; and yet it has been made in such a manner as to give a very wrong impression. We are capable of everlasting life. "Ye have believed that I came out from God. (4)If God has given you Christ when enemies it is not imaginable He should deny you an inferior mercy now you are reconciled (Romans 5:8-10).3. "Ye have believed that I came out from God. I need not tell you who looked after him. "Eternal life."1. Moody. In God's own nature there is a necessity for His efforts for man's redemption.(H. The love of God was practical in the most costly way. Having eternal life. This was what was done in Christ.(Prof. H. Spurgeon.Come, ye surveyors, bring your chains, and try to make a survey of this word "so." He gave His Son to make the atonement due to law.2. It is easy to see that the honour of the law might be fully sustained by God Himself if He should show before the whole universe His approbation of the law. The allegation that if Christ suffered under compulsion it were unjust is true. God the Father had a great deal to do, and God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost; but man has nothing to do but to believe.(J. He could have loved fallen angels had such been His pleasure. There we see the reign of law: sin and suffer. But —3. As mother, sister, or wife walks in the field of blood after the day of dreadful slaughter, with tears of affection flowing from her eyes, the sigh of sorrow rising from her wounded heart and floating upwards to tell its grief to God, and with tenderness of touch turns over the forms of the dead, that she may press once more to her heart, now broken, the object of her warm affection; so God is represented as amid the carnage which sin has made of us, inspired by the love of which my text is speaking, toiling and labouring and suffering, having come to seek and to save those who were lost. God's love could not be a powerless thing dealing in fine sentiment and words of pity. Wherever there is a man in the way to perish, there is the world God loved. This widest field is the world, for "God so loved the world." (2)Not merely a Son. He takes our nature, conditions, duties, temptations, sorrows, curse, death. All are not saved, but none need be unpardoned. The world, not hell, consequently His love was sovereign-free as opposed to necessary. Beginning in the finest portion of our nature it will spread and strengthen until it possesses the whole of it. But there may be little knowledge and strong faith, and much knowledge and no faith. God's relation to the universe demanded of Him either to execute the law or to make demonstration of His estimation of the law. Spurgeon. H. They wrapped him up in their flags, they covered him with the Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack, and defied the executioners. W. Dale, D. D.I. Thompson. BY COMPARISON OF THE PARTIES LOVING AND LOVED. (2)The very life of God Himself.3. (Bible Notes and Queries. Whatever authority He asserts, it submits to. ITS MANIFESTATION.1. (5)Not an unreasonable state of mind which so often gives rise to a false affection.2. )The Divine loveJ. From the moralist to the utterly vile; from the grey. Coley.When Jesus looked at the poor widow He found a new rule of arithmetic. There is nothing in the love or sacrifice of the Father and the Son to prevent the whole world being saved. The heathen gods demand a sacrifice, but never provide it; the gospel God both demands it and provides it. By the "world" cannot be meant any particular part. He gave His Spirit to take charge of this work.III. Only believe that Jesus has the will and the power to save and your confidence will not be disappointed.1. The return of Christmas should revive our hope and rekindle our zeal to spend and be spent in the Master's service.(L. God spared not the angels that sinned, and if thou art spared thou hast no reason to boast.4. Easy to say, impossible to realize in all its augustness. Free as the sun that shineth, and gilds the mountain's brow, and makes glad the valleys without fee or reward, so free is the mercy of God to every needy sinner. Behold the image of the invisible God lifted up on Calvary. It has in view the salvation of every individual.2. H. God wishes to exhaust all means of kindness before His hand takes hold on justice. BY COMPARISON OF THE PARTIES LOVING AND LOVED. "God so loved the world." In its guilt, therefore His love was a love of benevolence. C. In its guilt, therefore His love was a love of benevolence. Nay, that is not enough. (7)It was a love of amazing strength. It is the violation of an infinitely important law — a law designed and adapted to secure the highest good of the universe.2. (11)It was holy.III. Otherwise no man could be sure that it was made for himself.IV. One of the most important and wonderful ocean currents is the Gulf Stream. Let the world know that when the king gives he gives generously, like a king.' The trouble with this statement is that there is a great deal of truth in it; and yet it has been made in such a manner as to give a very wrong impression. Glover. W. Dale, D. D.)The power of this gospel of love on its first proclamationA. "Dip it up then," was the response, "you are in the mouth of the Amazon river." He looked all around, expecting to see a man spring forward at once; still no one arose, and he turned to the officer of the prison and said, "Are all the convicts here?" Oh, how he strains his eye searching for a mast, a plank, a spar! His eye rests on the only hope, the only rock in the wide ocean of wrath, the Rock of Ages, the Lord Jesus. "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son," etc. "Just so," and when God's Word tells you that whosoever believeth on the Son of God hath everlasting life, you say, "Too cheap," forgetting that God's work to bring you and others out of the pit of destruction was accomplished at a vast cost, the price being the death of His only-begotten Son.(W. When love puts on her own golden armour, and bears her sword bright with her own unselfish. They concluded that it were better for them all to die together than willingly to part with any one of their children. (2) The presence of such a truth in the Bible forms one of the most powerful vindications of its authority. )LinksJohn 3:16 NIVJohn 3:16 NLTJohn 3:16 ESVJohn 3:16 NASBJohn 3:16 KJVJohn 3:16 Bible AppsJohn 3:16 ParallelJohn 3:16 Biblia ParalelaJohn 3:16 Chinese BibleJohn 3:16 French BibleJohn 3:16 German BibleJohn 3:16 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)Ours so that all He has and is, the merits of His life, the atonement of His death, is ours.3. Spurgeon. St. Peter says, "According to His abundant mercy He hath begotten us again." God loves. How He gave.(1)Lovingly.(2)Freely.(3)Wholly.III. H. He so loved, that is, so infinitely, so transcendently, so incomprehensibly (Hebrews 12:3). C. Jones.I.The everlasting FATHER.II.The everlasting SON.III.The everlasting LOVE.IV.The everlasting LIFE.(J. Jesus, however, came to overturn these errors and fearful misrepresentations of the Deity, and save the world by proving that God was kind and loving, just and faithful, and therefore deserving of men's love and trust. If love in human form and in a fallen world be so Divine, what must it be in God Himself? New and Divine revelation: God is love.II. You must add to it the story of the saintliness, heroism, righteousness, and charity of sixty generations; even then it remains a fragment still.IV. Hence the expense. Beginning in the finest portion of our nature it will spread and strengthen until it possesses the whole of it. what is the loathsomeness of cankered wounds compared with the loathsomeness of sin to God? "Of course not," replied the miner, "As I have said, you have nothing to do but to get into the cage." But "God commendeth," etc.(A. D. Barrows.I. Baxendale. 'What!' The text makes no distinction in the kind or degree of faith. GOD'S LOVE IS SO GREAT AS TO PROMPT TO DELIVERANCE.III. (4)We ought to love one another.(R. Kings and queens may find room in it; and so may thieves and beggars. headed sinner to the boy or maiden.2. Here was a world of enemies at war with Him, yet He spared not His own Son. "Yes, indeed; that was a laborious and expensive work. In the Divine government, love is the central element, and justice only incidental. Spurgeon. Limited: "believeth."3. A. (1)Not on angels; not on human friends, but(2)upon enemies (Romans 5:8-10).5. Luther maintained that justification by faith was the test of a standing or a falling Church. In creation God made us after His own image; in redemption Christ was made after ours. O. Were man to make a feast, his invitations would not be to every one, for his ability to provide would have a limit. To bestow unspeakable good.(A. Love is a redeeming quality among the many miseries of our fallen state. R. Brewin.What is it to perish? 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