Words to live by

For Allah so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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  1. I suspect a more accurate wording would have been, roughly: “that He sent his anointed King of Israel into danger, so that anyone who believed him would know we are all God’s children (and are thus intrinsically eternal.” The appeal of ‘John’s formulation may have been: 1) simpler & catchier, 2) better at promoting solidarity & dedication, 3) readable as “If I agree with this, I get to be ‘special’!”

  2. I think you’re right. I was just showing the the Eloi name of God in this verse means Allah, no matter what Fundamentalist Christians say.
    Thank you!


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