The more we read, the more the message moves forward. God has freely given. [e](Q) 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,(R) so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f](S) 15 that everyone who believes(T) may have eternal life in him.”[g](U), 16 For God so loved(V) the world that he gave(W) his one and only Son,(X) that whoever believes(Y) in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Of course, he didn’t have the luxury of rewinding back to the beginning of this Gospel. You cannot see anything. I kind of think Nicodemus was scratching his head and uttering a few what the…? 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. This was contrary to what John was saying about this Jesus of Nazareth, the one who opened up knowledge for all people to receive and enjoy. It’s powerful. This grace is lifted up before us and we are drawn to it. But they weren’t finished. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 3:1-17 EXEGESIS: JOHN 2, 7, AND 19. : 2 Ito rin nang pasimula'y sumasa Dios. 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named h Nicodemus, i a ruler of the Jews. Go ahead and look for it. The name Nicodemus means “peoples’ victory” and is a name of a member of the Sanhedrin, or the ruling Council in Jerusalem at that time. Well, duh, Jesus answered. Judging as John spoke of it here is the opposite of saving (cf. John’s Gospel periodically criticizes characters who claim to know more than others. He has developed theatre arts curriculum for use in worship, youth groups, education, and group-building. Proto-Gnostics claimed to have special knowledge; therefore, they could set the standard for spiritual truths. You are born of water and spirit-wind, and love. 3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus(A) who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. Most likely, this is the 4th Gospel addressing its community and context, for there were many people still on the fence about Jesus. 13 No one has ever gone into heaven(O) except the one who came from heaven(P)—the Son of Man. Josh is also committed to promoting religious pluralism and partnering with people of all faiths and those who identify as atheist or agnostic to build bridges of shared values and cooperation. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. He got stuck in semantics. John has already told us in 1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. In fact, six times in 1 & 2 John, he refers directly to Jesus’ command that we love one another (1 John 3:11, 23; 4:7, 11, 12; 2 John 5; plus the allusion in 1 John 2:7). But as I do that, I often feel that I actually know very little. 1:1 Yaong buhat sa pasimula, yaong aming narinig, yaong nakita ng aming mga mata, yaong aming namasdan, at nahipo ng aming mga kamay, tungkol sa salita ng buhay; . New International Version (NIV). Nicodemus came at night. (H) 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. John 3:18; John 5:24). Why do people kill children in Syria? We are drawn to this love; we are surrounded by it and filled with it. There’s a message for all of us here. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. 4 Nasa kaniya ang buhay; at ang buhay ay siyang ilaw ng mga tao. This is classic John—the 4th Gospel’s famous wordplay. 1 John 3:17. τὸν βίον τοῦ κόσμου, the substance of the world) An instance of the figure Litotes: in antithesis to lives, 1 John 3:16.— κλείσῃ, shall shut) whether asked for aid, or not asked. God and humanity coexist. Nicodemus was sure that he knew who God was and who Jesus was. Maybe some of you are in that place today. But Nicodemus, in the dark, was about to get shocked with some light. 1 John 3:18, KJV: "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." Each time when we tried to explain it, we failed. Currently, he serves as pastor of Love in Action United Church of Christ, a progressive, Christian, LGBTQIA+ affirming and interfaith community in Hatboro, a suburb of Philadelphia. He came to what was his own,* and his own people did not accept him. It didn’t satisfy everyone, though, so in 381 CE at the First Council of Constantinople, they added: We believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord and giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father. Perhaps I agree with US historian Will Durant, who once said: Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Jesus’ mention of water and spirit inspire many thoughts. It’s weird, I know. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. This John wordplay brings together two things that Nicodemus [and most people] always see as separate. He’s also called a Pharisee and a leader of the Judeans, which means that Nicodemus was part of the group that didn’t care for Jesus too much. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So who was Nicodemus? 1 John 1 New King James Version (NKJV) What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched. John 3:6 Or but spirit; John 3:7 The Greek is plural. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d](J), 10 “You are Israel’s teacher,”(L) said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Ang biyaya at ang katotohanan ay dumating sa pamamagitan ni Jesukristo. ver 16, 36; Ge 15:6; Nu 14:11; Mt 27:42; Mk 1:15; Jn 1:7, 12; 2:23; 5:24; 7:38; 20:29; Ac 13:39; 16:31; Ro 3:22; 10:9, 10; 1Jn 5:1, 5, 10, Jn 6:29, 57; 10:36; 11:42; 17:8, 21; 20:21, Isa 53:11; S Mt 1:21; S Lk 2:11; 19:10; Jn 1:29; 12:47; S Ro 11:14; 1Ti 1:15; 2:5, 6; 1Jn 2:2; 3:5, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. Human translations with examples: john 3: 1617, daniel 3:1618, 2 timothy 3:15 17. 5 At ang ilaw ay lumiliwanag sa kadiliman; at ito'y hindi napagunawa ng kadiliman. Following God will sometimes require a release of things I hold dear, in order for Him to replace them with what is better and will have eternal benefits for me and others Matthew 5:11-12 Luke 21:1-4 Acts 4:32-35 Rom. Josh also enjoys playing basketball, strumming on the guitar, traveling, learning language, or making strange and funny faces. Not What We Know but What We’ve Been Given Sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything.Do you know what I mean? Different versions of the Greek manuscript have different wording for some verses. But this council in Nicaea was more about controversy than anything else. First, water is something directly connected to nature. But, as Jesus pointed out, once you let your perspective of the world, yourself, and God outside of the box—you realize you don’t know much at all. 3:19-20. pa noon nabibilanggo si Juan. Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. When you try to walk in the dark, you stumble and fall down quite a bit. But actually, the Pharisees and Jesus had a lot more in common than we think. : 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (N) 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 8:17-18 Heb. Tagalog Bible: 1 John. The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. 11:24-27 1 Peter 1:6-7 But once your perspective expands to be bigger and freer, you tend to say: “I don’t know everything and therefore, I’m open to new possibilities.”. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.”Jesus clarified his point by using common, universal symbols of water and spirit. : 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. Born after being old? How could a person go back inside mom’s womb? “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. Notice that I removed “the” from the end, because in the Greek it should read born of spirit, not the spirit. When we become too sure of what we think we know about God, we can expect demanding, piercing light to interrupt just like it did for Nicodemus. John borrows a lot from Isaiah of the Old Testament—contrasting darkness with light. There is “we” language. This is John giving us a clue, because remember that in the 4th Gospel, Jesus is the light of the world. (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below). But John’s Gospel changes the story. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”, 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. It connects directly to being born of water and spirit, being children of God. Bible > Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia > 1 John 3 1 Juan 3 ... 18 Mumunti kong mga anak, huwag tayong magsiibig ng salita, ni ng dila man; kundi ng gawa at katotohanan. He came from a place of confusion; he stumbled over to Jesus. It’s not about what we know; it is about what we have been freely given. 1 John 3:16-18 16 Dito natin nakikilala ang tunay na pag-ibig: inialay ni Cristo ang kanyang buhay para sa atin. That is the lead-in to the sparkplug of John 3:16. ... the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John). The sight of the wretched at once knocks at the hearts of the spectators, or even opens them: then a … 1 John 3 English Standard Version (ESV). Ironically, the dark place—the world, which I mentioned before, is the reason for all this lifting up and unconditional love. Jesus is moving Nicodemus away from his narrow view of life and God to a more mysterious, yet illuminated perspective. Actually, throughout my years, I have unsuccessfully attempted to understand and teach the trinity and have watched countless others seek to do the same. To be born from both water and spirit/wind is to recognize full humanity as a child of God. Sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything. (With Dr. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears  we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. It’s unpredictable, chaotic, sometimes dangerous, sometimes comforting and soothing. The bishops added a line at the end of the creed: We believe in the Holy Spirit. Because when we’re upset and pulled out of our religious comfort zone, wrestled away from what we think and believe about Jesus, we’re invited to experience the miracle of a new perspective.  This is why I’m not going to use an egg or an apple to try to show you who God is, because the trinity is not perfect, nor is it actually taught by Jesus. Why did this person have to die and why did this person live? 3 Ang lahat ng mga bagay ay ginawa sa pamamagitan niya; at alin man sa lahat ng ginawa ay hindi ginawa kung wala siya. It’s Trinity Sunday, after all, when we’re supposed to focus on God being known to us in three persons: father, son, holy spirit—at least, that’s what the doctrine tells us. Contextual translation of "2 timothy 3:16 17" into Tagalog. There was this guy Arius, a preacher from Libya, who had written a commentary on the Bible; he had a wide following. Jesus will judge everyone, but that was not God"s purpose in the Incarnation. Ironic, I think, because today’s Gospel story is all about a guy in Nicodemus who thought he knew about religious things. (Z) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world(AA) to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John in Tagalog translation and definition "John", English-Tagalog Dictionary online. Our certainty will be overturned, our black-and-white religion undone, our neat, little categories upset. Life can certainly feel like that sometimes. Not What We Know but What We’ve Been Given. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Mga minamahal, ngayon ay mga anak tayo ng Dios, at hindi pa nahahayag kung magiging ano tayo. Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905) ← 1 Juan 3:16 Full Chapter 1 Juan 3:18 → 17 Datapuwa't ang sinomang mayroong mga pag-aari sa sanglibutang ito, at nakikita ang kaniyang kapatid na nangangailangan, at doo'y ipagkait ang kaniyang awa, paanong mananahan ang pagibig ng … So Nicodemus is a symbol of the institutional knowledge [doctrine and dogma] of the temple and religious bureaucracy that contradicted Jesus’ message. After all, he knew the doctrines. Papyrus 9, dating from the 3rd century, has surviving parts of chapter 4, verses 11–12 and 14–17. Browse Sermons on 1 John 2:12-17. Sometimes I feel that the more I explore, read, study, discover, and experience the world—the less I actually know.I love to travel, to meet people of different cultures and backgrounds; I love to learn new things. But in all linguistic cases, the phrase son of humanity is meant to lead us to recognize Jesus’ full humanity and our full humanity. The spirit/wind blows where it wills. He is honored to work with the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia as a Fellow and a Consultant. That really wasn’t what Nicodemus wanted to hear. Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page. The closest thing you will get is the mention of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at various times in the NT epistles. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. So the writers of John appeal to Old Testament sensibilities and utilize the story of Moses and the serpent. This meant that Jesus was born after God, meaning that God created Jesus. God so loves in a way that disrupts our three point sermons, doctrines, dogmas, and logical sensibilities. So he borrowed from Mary, the mother of Jesus: How can this be? He has worked in a variety of settings, including the Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ (UCC) in Philadelphia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Michigan. Of course, Jesus spoke Aramaic. I love to travel, to meet people of different cultures and backgrounds; I love to learn new things. 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know,(M) and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I’m not sure I want to go there today, because, as some of you have heard me say before, years ago when I was serving a church in Honolulu, Hawai’i, I tried to teach the Trinity to some teenagers who looked at me like I was from Mars. 25 Minsan, nagkaroon ng pagtatalo ang mga alagad ni Juan at ang isang Judio tungkol sa rituwal ng paglilinis. 2 Ito rin nang pasimula'y sumasa Dios. You can read the original story in Numbers 21, but here’s the synopsis: snakes were biting little kids in Israel and so God tells Moses to place a fiery serpent [an ancient symbol of knowledge] on a pole so that when people get bitten by the snakes they could look at the snake on the pole and live another day. When perspective is small and rigid, it’s easy to say, “I know this or that” with certainty. It’s not about what you know; it’s about what you’ve been given. You scratch your head in agony over not knowing what to do. God so loves without any kind of condemnation awaiting those who don’t believe a certain way. Today is a good day to ask such questions and to struggle with what we do not know. But he was just too risky and threatened the dogma and doctrine of their religion. 17: Ang kautusan ay ibinigay sa pamamagitan ni Moises. 17 Kapag nakikita ng isang maykaya sa buhay ang kanyang kapatid na nangangailangan, at hindi niya ito tinulungan, masasabi bang siya'y umiibig sa Diyos? Error: Twitter did not respond. John . God so loves the Nicodemus in all of us. Rightly so, because I failed miserably. 1 John 3:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:17, NIV: "If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?" Do you know what I mean? Our bodies are not separated from our souls. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! John’s version has Moses lift up the serpent on the stick, just as Jesus would be later lifted up on the cross. First, Jesus was basically telling Nicodemus that his knowledge was suspect. He lives in Center City Philadelphia and thinks vegan cheesesteaks are amazingly good. Does this God really care? The Muratorian fragment, dated to AD 170, cites chapter 1, verses 1–3 within a discussion of the Gospel of John. The criterion the author has established is the following: those who affirm beliefs contrary to the Christian faith should not be heard. Our explanations became too simplistic, superficial, and token. On one hand, this Jesus of Nazareth made some good points in his sermons and teachings. John 17 The High Priestly Prayer. Sometimes I feel that the more I explore, read, study, discover, and experience the world—the less I actually know. Should I move? The more you try to understand, the less it makes sense. It’s not about what we know, because no one knows more about God than another. Kaya't dapat din nating ialay ang ating buhay para sa kapatiran. (I) 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. Will my sister ever speak to me again? (AB) 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,(AC) but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.(AD). So it is with everyone who is born of Spirit. Now I have mentioned this before, but I think it’s worth remembering: the word trinity does not appear in the Bible. Why do people kill children in Greater Philadelphia? People like Nicodemus were kind of torn between two worlds. John has already reminded his little children of Jesus’ old-new commandment (2:7-11). It carves rocks, making rough places smooth. 1 Masdan ninyo kung gaanong pagibig ang ipinagkaloob sa atin ng Ama, upang tayo’y mangatawag na mga anak ng Dios; at tayo’y gayon nga. (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) The controversy was about Jesus’ divinity—whether or not he was equally God. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7. It was the year 325 CE, and a council of Christian bishops got together in Nicaea, what is present-day Turkey. 1 John 3:1 Children of God. These Arians believed that God was the Father of Jesus, and therefore, Jesus was born of God. God so loves that darkness. He will yet devote the major part of chapter 4 (verses 7-21) to this theme. As words are repeated, their meaning is intensified and deepened. And he was “lifted up,” not to condemn or point fingers, but to exhibit God’s unconditional love. And we are so loved that we have plenty of this love flowing out from us in glad response. Water is basically limitless; it goes around, under, and through things. “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. And then, in the middle of the story, John’s Gospel throws us for a loop. 26 Kaya't pumunta sila kay Juan at sinabi sa kanya, “Guro, naaalala pa po ba ninyo ang lalaking kasama ninyo sa ibayo ng Jordan, na inyong pinatotohanan? Arius obviously lost the argument. They were avid students of scripture and people of prayer. He might as well have been present for the Council of Nicaea. Rather it was to provide salvation for everyone through His death on the cross. Ang bugtong na Anak na nasa piling ng Ama ang naghayag sa kaniya. Second, he was teaching Nicodemus something new, at least for people like him who were so loyal to doctrine. You won’t find it. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. Sung at the Liberal Seminary - Sermon #2 on Dr. John Sung) 10 - 02 - 2011 PM: ANG TUNAY NA PAGBABAGONG LOOB NI DR. JOHN SUNG (PANGARAL BILANG ISA KAY DR. JOHN SUNG) (The Real Conversion of Dr. John Sung - Sermon #1 on Dr. John Sung ) 10 - 02 - 2011 AM: ANG SEKRETO NG TAGUMPAY NG TSINA Jesus, the son of humanity, fully demonstrated what it meant to live as a child of God. God has given us life, and the moving, blowing spirit wind; the relentless, cooling and shaping water; an unending, inexplicable love. Perhaps there are things going on in your life that you just cannot explain. Josh grew up in Indiana and Iowa before completing a Masters of Divinity [M.Div.] Dahil dito'y hindi tayo nakikilala ng sanglibutan, sapagka't siya'y hindi nakilala nito. The Trinity is simply about human beings trying to say [or write down] what they think they know about God. (B) 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi,(C) we know(D) that you are a teacher who has come from God. In 1 John 1:8, the grammar indicates John is speaking about occasional acts of sin. Dahil dito’y hindi tayo nakikilala ng sanglibutan, sapagka’t siya’y hindi nakilala nito. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Speech from Northwestern College (IA). 1 John 3:17, ESV: "But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?" Jesus said: No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above. 19: Ito ang patotoo ni Juan nang isugo sa kaniya ng mga Judio ang mga pari at mga Levita mula sa Jerusalem. 1 Masdan ninyo kung gaanong pagibig ang ipinagkaloob sa atin ng Ama, upang tayo'y mangatawag na mga anak ng Dios; at tayo'y gayon nga. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. Jesus’ own disciples are not specifically mentioned; only the world. Following the turning of water into wine, the narrator says, "This beginning of We walk in darkness, so to speak, when tragedy, violence, injustice, guilt, and despair overwhelm us. Jesus is then called the Son of Man [literally, son of humanity], a very common phrase that is the result of the long road of translation from Hebrew to Greek and then to English. The problem for the Pharisees was that they loved the status quo and the religious institution. Should I take this new job? His perspective was limited and therefore, it was easier for him to think that he knew things. [a]”(G), 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. He came to Jesus with his assumptions and his proud knowledge of what he thought he knew. The grammar of 1 John 3:6 indicates that John is speaking of a settled, continued lifestyle of sin. 14:3; Mc. Contextual translation of "john 3:16 17" into Tagalog. So Jesus continued: No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. Focus areas include: University alternative spring break and summer programs that incorporate faith encounters and service-learning for students; workplace diversity programs that promote understanding in organizations, corporations, schools, and hospital settings. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 John 2:12-17. John 1:10-13: He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. John 3:1-17. But the trinity itself did not come to be until hundreds of years after the Bible was written. He is also a trained actor and performs regularly with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, LLC. : 1 Nang masalita ni Jesus ang mga salitang ito, siya'y umalis na kasama ng kaniyang mga alagad na nagsitawid ng batis ng Cedron, na doo'y may isang halamanan, na pinasok niya at ng kaniyang mga alagad. Browse Sermons on John 3:1-17. Nicodemus saw the world, himself, and God as existing inside a small box. Friends, each day of your lives, embrace your identity as a child of God, no matter what. Both Moses and Jesus bring life to the people. Verse 24 observing the commandments allow us to remain in God and vice versa. Amen. 1:2 (At ang buhay ay nahayag, at aming nakita, at pinatotohanan, at sa inyo'y aming ibinabalita ang buhay, ang buhay na walang hanggan, na kasama ng Ama at sa atin ay nahayag); Human translations with examples: john 3: 1617, daniel 3:1618. –Gabriel Zepeda-Rolón In the name of his Son Jesus Christ=Luke 24:47; John 1:12, 3:18, 20:31; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 John 5:13. Josh has worked with youth and young adult programs for 25 years regionally, nationally, and in Latin America. Who knows? John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 3:1-17. The Council of Nicaea passed the Nicene Creed, which stated that God the Father and Jesus the Son were of one substance and that Jesus was “begotten” of God, not created by God. So light, the concept of Jesus as Logos/Word of God, breaks through the darkness and illuminates people with love, grace, and truth. When we’re infants, we know as much about God as we know when we’re 90. Is my kid ever going to get better? 6:17; Lu. 1 John 3:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:18, NIV: "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." 1 Ang mga bagay na ito ay sinalita ni Jesus; at sa pagtingala ng kaniyang mga mata sa langit, ay sinabi niya, Ama, dumating na ang oras; luwalhatiin mo ang iyong Anak, upang ikaw ay luwalhatiin ng Anak: 2 Gaya ng ibinigay mo sa kaniya ang kapamahalaan sa lahat ng laman, upang bigyan niya ng buhay na walang hanggan ang lahat ng ibinigay mo sa kaniya. The word for spirit, on the other hand, is actually the same word for wind in Greek. THE CONTEXT Chapter 2 tells of the wedding at Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine (2:1-11) and the cleansing of the temple (2:13-22). Notice that starting in verse 11, we seem to leave the Nicodemus-Jesus conversation and start to hear from a narrator. Why–because at the end of the first century, a famous intellectual movement called Gnosticism developed. And that’s the best part of all. You see, we live in this world and oftentimes things can seem pretty bleak. 11:17-19 Heb. For no one could perform the signs(E) you are doing if God were not with him.”(F), 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. 1 Juan 3:18 - Mumunti kong mga anak, huwag tayong magsiibig ng salita, ni ng dila man; kundi ng gawa at katotohanan. Is there a God? : 1 Nang pasimula siya ang Verbo, at ang Verbo ay sumasa Dios, at ang Verbo ay Dios. 19 Dito'y makikilala nating tayo'y sa katotohanan, at papapanatagin natin ang ating mga puso sa harapan niya. at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. 1 Nang pasimula siya ang Verbo, at ang Verbo ay sumasa Dios, at ang Verbo ay Dios. 1 John 3:18, ESV: "Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." 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