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The 3:16 Verse Critiques

“Jesus Christ is 3:16″
(Verse description)

A. 2 Tim 3:16

Inspiration of God:

This means all the writings in the bible were communicated to those who
wrote them by a divine person, that being God, and not man.

Profitable for Doctrine:

This means that the bible is of use or value for teaching proper principles
or beliefs for all mankind to follow and live by.


This means the word of God is a way of strongly suggesting that our
actions and our lives which do not match bible rules are wrong.

For correction:

This means we are to use God’s word as a rule or to determine how we
should live our lives. Also when we are unsure of what we should do
in situations in our everyday lives, then we should use God’s word to
correct our incorrect ways. It also means that our spiritual leader,
i.e. Minister, Pastor, Major, should use God’s word to teach and correct
our incorrect ways of doing things.

B. John 3:16

Verse description:

This profound verse means simply, that God who created all things,
and created us in his image and owns our very beings, and every
cell in our body, loves us very much. How much? He loved us so
much that he sent himself in the flesh, to take on a human body, to
preach to the world, to overcome death and the grave, to prove he
was “God in the Flesh”, and to forgive sins. His promise was clear and
if we would believe all these things and believe his son, Jesus Christ, was
“God in the Flesh”, the promised Messiah, then we would receive life
everlasting, and a place in Heaven. If not, then eternal separation from
him, in a place prepared for Satan, (the devil), and his fallen angels, hell,
is our only future.

C. 1 Tim 3:16

Without Controversy:

This means without any argument or disagreement.

The Mystery of Godliness:

A mystery is the explanation of something that has never been known up
to the point that the solution or explanation or knowledge is revealed or
now known.

God was manifest in the flesh:

This means God in Heaven took on a human body on this earth,
of flesh, with breath and heartbeat, and blood, and that blood was not
human but was divine in nature.

Justified in the Spirit:

Christ was put to death, without cause, being accused of being a sinner
and a wrong doer. Because he was brought back to life by the spirit of God,
and by being returned to the living, he was justified or cleared of the false
charges brought against him, the reason he was put to death in the first

Seen of Angels:

Christ was the “Lord of Angels” and they ministered to him, and was seen
by them. The bible talks of Angels (messengers) many times and we
are protected by them as per the scriptures. Psalm 91:11 (King James
Version) 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee
in all thy ways.

Preached unto the Gentiles:

Jesus Christ was sent to take on the sins of the entire mankind, and although
he preached unto both the Jews and the Gentiles (non Jews), only the Gentiles
accepted him and his gospel (God’s word). By coming to we non-Jews,
the Jews gave us salvation for if he had not come to us, no non-Jew could
ever have eternal life. Up to the coming of Christ, only the Jews were God’s
chosen people. By accepting Christ, the Gentiles were “grafted into the true
vine”. The true vine, as like a grape vine, was Jesus Christ and we Gentiles
were now included in the sharing of the gift of salvation (eternal life).

Received up into Glory:

This is self explanatory. The very last time that Christ was seen was
when he departed this earth to return to his Father’s right hand, in Heaven,
to be given all power and authority in there and on Earth.

Acts 1:8-10 (King James Version)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:
and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all
Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,
he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Luke 24:51 (King James Version)
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted
from them, and carried up into heaven.

Matthew 28:18 (King James Version)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.

Acts 2:33 (King James Version)
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received
of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this,
which ye now see and hear.

Hebrews 12:2 (King James Version)
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that
was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set
down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Several other verses related to Christ’s return to Glory:
(Internet research)

Philippians 2:8-9 (King James Version)
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.9 Wherefore God also
hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

17:5 (King James Version)
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the world was.

John 1:1-3 (King James Version)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were
made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Ephesians 3:9 (King James Version)
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from
the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by
Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 1:1-3 (King James Version)
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto
the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person,
and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself
purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: