John 3:16 – God Actually Gave His Only Son

Raymond Brown translates John 3:16, “Yes, God so loved the world so much that He gave the only Son, that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” In his commentary he makes a case for translating “gave” as “actually gave”, pointing out that the emphasis in this verse is […]

Jesus and Nicodemus – John 3

“Rabbi, We know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” From the title of this post you probably already know who said this. It was not one of Jesus’ disciples (at least not yet!-19:39? ). It […]