“I Will Follow You,” Toulouse
“God Loves And Cares For Us”
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.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v16, Behold And Wonder That The Great God Should Love Such A Worthless World! Here, also, is The Great Gospel Duty, To Believe In Jesus Christ. God Having Given Him To Be Our Prophet, Priest, And King, We Must Give Up Of Ourselves To Be Ruled, And Taught, And Saved By Him.
And Here Is The Great Gospel Benefit, That Whoever Believes In Christ, Shall Not Perish, But Shall Have Everlasting Life. God Was In Christ, Reconciling The World To Himself, And So Saving It. It Could Not Be Saved, But Through Him; There Is No SALVATION In Any Other. From All This Is Shown The Happiness Of True Believers; He That Believeth In Christ Is Not Condemned. Though he has been a great sinner, yet he is not dealt with according to what his sins deserve. How Great Is The Sin Of Unbelievers! God Sent One To Save Us, Who Was Dearest To Himself; And Shall Not Be Dearest To Us? How Great Is The Misery Of Unbelievers! They Are Condemned Already; Which Implies A Certain Condemnation; A Present Condemnation. The Wrath Of God Now Fastens Upon Them; And Their Own Hearts Condemn Them.
There is also a former condemnation founded on their former guilt; they are open to the LAW for all their sins, because they do not BY FAITH PARTICIPATE IN THE GOSPEL PARDON. Unbelief Is A Sin Against The Remedy. It springs from the enmity (hostility) of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form.
The Words Of Jesus Were The Words Of God; He Had The Spirit, Not By Measure, As The Prophets Had, But In All Fullness. EVERLASTING LIFE COULD ONLY BE OBTAINED BY FAITH IN HIM; Whereas all those, who Believe Not In The Son Of God, Cannot Partake Of SALVATION, But The Wrath Of God Forever Rests Upon Them.