The context of John 3:16 is clear, Christ wanted Nicodemus to believe, the words He was speaking;

"Verily Verily I say unto, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,

he can not enter into the kingdom of heaven" John 3:5


Practicing His teachings, instead of evil,

is what those who believe in the Messiah do. (John 3:19-21, Matthew 7:21-28, 1 John 2:3-4)

And the words He spoke are spirit and they are life. John 6:63.


"He that has received His testimony has certified that God is true.

For He whom God has sent, speaks the words of God,

for God gives not the Spirit by measure to Him.

The Father loves the Son,

and has given all things into His hand.

He that believes on the Son has everlasting life,

and he that believes not the Son shall not see life"

John 3:36


"Verily I say unto you, Wherever this good news shall be preached in the whole world,

there also shall this, {Matt 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50, John 12:2-8}

that this woman has done, be told for a memorial of her."


Therefore we know that the meat of the good news is in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Paul's foundation is the actual words of Christ; 1 Timothy 6:3-14, as our foundation should be also.


Christ Himself is not absent of His words.

How can you accept a person without also accepting His words?

How can you believe in a name, without believing in the person behind the name?

Has the name itself saved you? Or has the person saved you?


"Why call ye me Lord Lord and do not the things that I say?" Luke 6:46


"Hereby we do know that we know Christ, if we keep His commandments,
he that says, I know Him, and keeps not His commands is a liar and the truth is not in him." 1 John 2:3-4

"This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you" John 15:12

Exodus 20:12-17

Exodus 22:21-23

Exodus 23:1-9

Leviticus 19:9-18,33-34

Deuteronomy 10:19, 26:12

Isaiah 1:11-20

Jeremiah 22:3-4

Proverbs 21:3

Zechariah 7:9-12

Zechariah 8:14-17

Matthew 7:12

John 15:12

Romans 13:8-9

1 Corinthians 16:22 John 14:21 2 Corinthians 5:15

Galatians 5:14

1 Timothy 6:3-14

1 John 4:8

1 John 4:20-21

James 2:8

Revelation 22:14