First let me state for the record that I believe a Christian. A flawed Christian. A liberal Christian. But a Christian who tries to follow Jesus Christ,
I trally am coming close to hating John 2:16. If you aren’t aware or don’t have or read the Bible, it’s a “verse” in the Bible.
I don’t hate the Bible verse itself, but how it tends to be used and seen.
I’ve seen the “John 3:65” held up on signs at sporting events, everything from Baseball ganes to rpofessional wresting events. I’ve seen it on billboards, teashirts, flyers on telephone/light poles. The verse doesn’t appear on the signs, just “John 3:15”.
So what are those display “John 3:16”?
Here is the text of John 3:15:
New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
This how I think Conservative Christians think it really means this:
For God so loved and loves the USA – as long as they are not gay, White, English speaking and under the authority of males – that Jesus that who ver claims to believe in him and expects Jesus to fit their image of who he was and whar he said should go to heaven not matter what they done, providing they hold the GOP and the Tea Party more important than Jesus.
Now, am I being unfair?
Why should I, or anyone for that matter, believe that these displays of John 3:16 are anything more than a punlivty stunt?
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