|John 3:36,6:40,3:16 |
36 He who believes in [depends on, trusts, obeys] the Son has everlasting life [of God]; and he who does not believe [depend on, trust, obey] the Son shall not see life [of God]; but the wrath of God remains on him." [To have eternal life is to have persistently believed and obeyed Jesus' spoken commands to you, so that you enter union with Him, to then obey His directed good works to his glory. If a man has any of worries, anger, wanting more, depression, lusts for sex, pride, envy, partying, filthy talk, lying, drunkenness, drug usage, etc., then whatever he may think about his being saved, he is not, and the wrath of God remains on him. To be saved, is to be delivered from all the those lusts, affections, and emotions of the flesh; and to have peace and joy forever, having been restored into the life and spiritual image of God in true holiness and righteousness.]
40 And this is the will of him who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in [depends on, trusts, and obeys] him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."2 [You see him after you are baptized with fire into the baptism of death, the last day of your sinful nature, the old life of the flesh that has been crucified and has died. You lose your life to save your life, the life of God in you. You see him as he comes, bringing your salvation, to raise you to the new life of a new creature, and to then enter the kingdom with eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world [every man] that he gave his only begotten Son [to every man], so that whoever believes in [depends on, trusts, obeys] him shall not perish, but have eternal life.2 [It is not enough to believe that Jesus is the Son of God; even the demons believe that Jesus is the Son of the most High God, and they tremble. You must believe what Jesus, the light and word within your heart, shows and says to you; to believe what He says and shows to you is to believe in Jesus. Christ is the light given to every man so that he might believe. John 1:1-4,7,9. To believe is to believe what you hear Him speak to you; believe enough to heed and obey Jesus, who is the Word of God and light of the Word in each man's heart that anonymously reproves you, (and every man), of sin. As the companion verses below (19,20,21) say: "And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world (every man), but men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil deeds (sins) hates the light (so hates Christ, who is the light) and does not come to the light for fear his deeds will be exposed and reproved. But he who practices truth comes to the light, so that his deeds may be shown to have been produced [formed and powered] through God." To have eternal life is to have lost your fleshly life, having persistently believed and obeyed Jesus' spoken commands to you, so that you enter union with Him, to then obey His ordered deeds to His glory and your joy.]