November 9, 2011
John 3:17-21 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (19) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. .
Can you imagine what heaven must be like? Can you imagine anyone leaving heaven and coming to the earth to live? That is what Jesus did. This passage tells us why Jesus left heaven and came to the earth. God came to the earth to save all of mankind. Everyone doesn’t want to be saved. Remember from chapter 1 where we saw that Jesus was the light, but most men don’t want to receive the light (Jesus). In this passage, Jesus is explaining that men love to live in darkness. People love to live in their sin. Sin is fun, no one wants to give it up. Jesus offers us a chance to come out of the darkness and come to Jesus – the light.