“Not For Condemnation” (John 3: 16, ESV) by Carley Evans

“For God does not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” (John 3: 17)

God’s motivation is love, not judgment. God so loves the world that He gives His only Son as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Christ’s life and death are designed to save, not to condemn the peoples of the world.

Christ comes to earth to save it and us. He comes to “seek and to save what is lost.” (Luke 19: 10) He comes not to heal those who are well, but those who are sick.