Ok…I know this is a little far fetched….but after reading several posts at different ODM’s, and reading some comments of their followers, I am of the opinion that if given the chance, the following would be their version of John 3:16.
John 3:16 (New Reformationist Version)
16″For God so loved some of the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes exactly the same way we do shall not perish but have eternal life.
These same people who spend a large portion of their time bashing Rick Warren, Rob Bell, Joel Osteen and anyone else who doesn’t believe exactly like them, would have us believe that Jesus did not die for the sins of the whole world. I know…crazy right?
John 3:16-18 (New International Version)
16″For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.[b]
Why is it so hard for some to see the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel?