Salvation in a Verse

(John 3:16) 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.

“For God”: Stop and think about it; God, the creator and supreme ruler of the universe, is concerned about you! Our minds struggle to comprehend so great a thought (Psalm 8:4)

“so loved the world”: The greatest show of emotion this world has ever seen was when God demonstrated His great love to us by sending His Son to die for us (Romans 5:8)

“that he gave”: God’s gift of salvation in His Son Jesus Christ is a free gift. Man’s efforts can never buy what God offers freely (Ephesians 2:8-9)

“his only begotten Son”: The only way of salvation is found in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. It is NOT found in any church, denomination, or religious ceremony, but only in Jesus Christ (John 14:6)

“that whosoever”: What a tremendous invitation! God’s salvation is offered to all people — no matter what your nationality, race, religious background, or past life, you can have God’s salvation (Titus 2:11)

“believeth in him”: The key to salvation is committing your life to Jesus Christ by faith. True salvation is found ONLY in trusting your life to Christ (Acts 4:12)

“should not perish”: The greatest act of mercy is when God withholds from man his justified punishment. This is accomplished only through salvation in Jesus Christ (John 3:36)

“but have everlasting life”: God in his grace gives us that which we do not deserve — everlasting life (1 John 5:11-13). The greatest possession that a person can have is eternal life (Matthew 16:26)

If you have never given your life to Christ, do so right now. Confess and turn from your sin, and then commit your life to Christ by faith as your only hope of salvation. For more information regarding Bible salvation, please contact the Freedom Baptist Church. We will be glad to send you additional literature free of charge.