Friday, May 22, 2009

There is no “whosoever” whatsoever in John 3:16.

On the above video, "Defending. Contending" notes:
There is no “whosoeverwhatsoever in John 3:16.

Dr. James White illustrates the fact that “Pas ho pisteuwn” does not equal “whosoever believes“, but rather equals “all the believing ones” or alternatively “everyone believing”.

White also points out that in the context of this passage there is no indication whatsoever as to the ability to believe. Therefore the question must be answered, “How does a dead-in-sin-and-trespasses sinner (Eph. 2:1-5) who is utterly insensible (Rom. 3:10-12) and hostile (Rom. 8:7) to the things of God believe (1 Cor. 2:14)?”

Since scripture must always be interpreted by scripture, and we know from John 6:44 that the only ones who can come to Christ are those given unto Him by His Father, then we can easily see that John 3:16, properly exegeted, fits perfectly within the whole counsel of God as a beautiful and glorious affirmation of God’s particular, special saving grace for His elect which salvation The Lord Jesus Christ fully, finally, and infallibly procured once and for all for those who would be given unto Him by the Father through His work upon the cross to the eternal praise of His glory alone forever and evermore.

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