For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the World

The next aspect of the kingdom we seek to understand is its territory. Scripture is quite clear regarding the extent of God’s sovereignty. God’s sovereignty includes the whole world (Psalm 24:1; 89:11) but His territory is “not of this world” (John 18:36). Before we explore the distinction between the “kingdom” and the “world” we must acknowledge that God made His kingdom available and accessible to the whole world because he loved the world.

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JOHN 3:16-21

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

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