“You see, God’s love for the whole world – His paternal affection for the entire cosmos – was so all-encompassing and complete that He freely gave His unique Son to it, so that anyone from that world who believes in Him would not perish, but would awaken to the fact that eternal life is theirs. It certainly was never God’s intention to send His Son into the world to pronounce a sentence of condemnation upon it. Rather, He was perfectly focused on saving it...on redeeming the whole of humanity, everyone and everything on the planet...through the gift of that unique, manifested Son."
(John 3:16, 17 - John In The Now)
“Let me ask you something . . . our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Lady,” Jesus replied, “Believe Me when I tell you that a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. The truth is, you Samaritans are basically clueless about worship. We Jews do understand the dynamics of it, for salvation, before becoming universal, is going to originate in Israel through the Jews. But there is another and greater dimension of worship that is opening up . . . one that transcends nationality or ethnicity or religion or ancestry."
(John 4:20-22 - John In The Now)
“But I do not pray for these alone…these who know Me as I am, here and now. But I pray for those everywhere and in every dimension of time, including those in the future, who will ultimately believe in Me through their witness and their word. And I pray that they all may be one in the now...all around this world of yours, not just the ones here in this time and place. Make them all one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You. Integrate them as You and I are integrated – unified, in harmony, inseparable. I have actually given them the glory that You gave Me, so that it would be possible for them to be one, even as We are. I have become one with them in the same way that You are one with Me, so that they may become completely one. This unification – this melding and merging of separate entities into a perfect oneness – is the thing that will ultimately show the whole world that You sent Me. They will all see that You love My followers as much as You love Me."
(John 17:20-23 - John In The Now)
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