John 3:16 (For God So Loved The World) in Arabic

John 3:16 in Arabic, part of a painting of John 3:16 in many different world languages.

JOHN 3:16 (FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD) SERIES

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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son [Jesus], that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

God, who created the heavens and the earth, also created us to be in a loving, personal relationship with him.

God is also perfect in holiness and righteousness and cannot be in the presence of sin. Sadly, because we have all sinned, we are all cut off from him, “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

God, who is perfect in love and justice, declares that the just punishment for our sins is death and hell, where we will be cut off from him eternally. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Thankfully God still loves us despite the fact we are sinners. He longs to redeem us so that we may enjoy a relationship with him. Therefore, he made the way for us to be reconciled. “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly…God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6,8).

God sent his Son, Jesus, to live the perfectly righteous, sinless life we could never live. Jesus did not deserve to die, for he never sinned (Romans 6:23). However, he fully submitted himself to the will of God the Father, which was to give his life as a ransom for our sins (Mark 10:45, Isaiah 53). Jesus humbly took our sins upon himself and bore our punishment for them when he died on the cross. He rose from the dead three days later, making reconcilation with God possible for us.

[Jesus] Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11)

Interestingly, seven hun­dred years before Jesus was born, cru­ci­fied and res­ur­rected, God spoke in the Bible through his prophet, Isa­iah, explain­ing Jesus’ future mis­sion to take away our sins by the sac­ri­fice of him­self, and after that, to rise from the dead. Seven times in the Scrip­ture pas­sage of Isa­iah 53 Isaiah proph­e­sied that Jesus would be sent by God to bear the pun­ish­ment for our sins and to ran­som us from them and their consequences (amaz­ingly, Isaiah proph­e­sied Jesus would die specif­i­cally by “being pierced” (crucifixion), which was not even invented in Isaiah’s time!) (For more information on the 300+ Biblical Prophecies Jesus fulfilled see, “Can You See Jesus Fulfilled Biblical Prophecies?” (Signs of The Times Series))

Below is a small excerpt from Isaiah’s prophecy:

“But he [Jesus] was pierced for our trans­gres­sions, he was crushed for our iniq­ui­ties; the pun­ish­ment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniq­uity of us all…he was cut off from the land of the liv­ing; for the trans­gres­sion of my peo­ple he was stricken…the LORD makes his life a guilt offering…After the suf­fer­ing of his soul he will see the light of life…my right­eous ser­vant will jus­tify many [put them into eternal right stand­ing and favor with God], and he will bear their iniq­ui­ties.” (Isa­iah 53:5–6, 8, 10–11).

In order to be forgiven of your sins, reconciled to God and enter into a loving, personal relationship with him:

You must first repent (turn away from your sins). Second, you must trust in Jesus to be your personal Savior. That is, believe that Jesus has paid the punishment for your sins by dying in your place.

When you receive him in faith as your Savior like this, then all of your sins (past, present and future) will be forgiven and eternally removed (1 John 1:9, Hebrews 10:1-18). You will be reconciled to God and granted eternal life. You will enter into a loving, personal relationship with him that will last throughout eternity.  (See Message.)

 

(To read of how people from all different countries, religions and backgrounds met Jesus, see Salvation Testimonies. If you have questions about God, please see “Is God Real?”)

 

For more information about Jesus in Arabic, please see:

http://www.arabicbible.com/for-muslims.html

http://www.arabicbible.com/directories/web.htm

 

For a free, online Bible in Arabic, please see:

http://www.biblica.com/bibles/arabic/

For a free, online Bible in Farsi, please see:

http://www.biblica.com/bibles/farsi/index.php

For a free, online Bible in Urdu, please see:

http://www.wbtc.com/site/PageServer?pagename=downloads_urdu

For a free, online Bible in your native language:

http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/

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