GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN
Van Nattan's questions are in blue and are NOT inspired and final. You do not
have to agree with Steve. Also, if you do not understand something you are reading,
do not stop and dwell on it too long. Just keep reading and deal with what you
3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art
a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except
God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say
unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the
second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto
thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou
hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it
goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and
said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him,
Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and
ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe
not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man
hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of
man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
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.
17 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.
22 After these things came Jesus and
his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much
water there: and they came, and were baptized.
24 For John was not yet cast
25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples
and the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto John, and said unto him,
Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold,
the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A
man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves
bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom,
which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's
voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth
is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth
33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal
that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God:
for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loveth the
Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
36 He that believeth on the
Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;
but the wrath of God abideth on him.
the key verse of John:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Three
1-8- Will you let Jesus change you by the new birth he offers? This is a spiritual
new life. It is OK if you don't understand all about how new birth works. It is
like the wind that comes, and you don't understand all about wind, but it is there,
and it makes things happen. Will you let Jesus make your life completely new,
or will you hold back something from him?
Verse 14-19- Will you ask Jesus to save you? Is he the Son of God? If you know
your deeds have been evil, and that you have broken God's Law, will you come to
the Light of the world, Jesus Christ?
36- Again, do you believe on Jesus Christ? God's wrath is on all men before they
believe on Jesus the Son of God. The wrath of God is against sin in you. God does
not want your life to end that way. By giving the verdict on yourself, that you
are a violator of the Law of God, and by believing on Jesus, God gives you new
birth and eternal life. Do you believe that?
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