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John's Message of Salvation The verses below are taken from John's Gospel, and constitute the fundamental message of salvation through faith in Christ as pronounced in John's Gospel (Good News) record of the words of Jesus. In these passages, Jesus begins by addressing his comments to Nicodemus, a religious leader who came to Jesus seeking candid answers to his spiritual search. Jesus replies to his question, "How can a man be born again when he is already old?"

Don't be amazed that I say you must be born again.Truy
, I tell you this: unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God. Except you are born of water and the Holy Spirit, you cannot enter the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. The wind blows where it wishes, and we hear the sound it makes; but we cannot tell from where it comes, or where it will go. So it is for everyone that is born of the Spirit. How is it that, with so much learning, you still aren't familiar with the most basic truth? If I have told you such things, using earthly examples, and you fail to understand, how will you understand if I tell you of heavenly things?

God did not send his Son (Jesus) into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Whoever believes in him is not condemned; but whoever does not believe stands condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of God's only Son.

. Whoever believes in me, though they die on this earth, will live again. They will be give eternal life and not perish! I have told you so, many times: If you believe you will see the glory of God.

My mission is to accomplish the purpose of him that sent me, and to fulfil his work; and this is God's will: That you come to truly believe in the Messiah, whom the Father has sent.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, that he gave his only Son, so that whosoever believes in him should not die but have everlasting life. Do you believe this?

Above passages are from John's Gospel as follows:

John 3: 3 - 12, 16 - 18; John 4:34; John 6:29; John 11:25, 26, 40
The translation is by Lee Cantelon from The Words (click below to read the complete text)

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