Question: What exactly does this verse mean? In John 3:16 it states, “16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Higgins: The Bible was not written in English. Further, it is a collection of writings by multiple individuals who were trying to comprehend and then explain some rather esoteric information. We venture further to say that some sentences in the Bible are translated incompletely and sometimes inaccurately thus the meaning is unclear.
We would have you read John 3:13.
From the King James Version, “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man which is in heaven.”
The same verse from the New English Bible, “No one ever went up to heaven except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of Man whose home is in heaven.
The two verses, John 3: 13,16 are trying to say this:
That which man is comes from ‘heaven’. Let’s define ‘heaven’ as the non-physical realm, more specifically non-physical and embedded within one’s Eternal Broader Soul which is completely linked to and in synch with that Prime Source of All That Is (God/Allah).
Man, a sub-part of the Eternal Broader Soul, is a Little Soul housed in a physical body. When the Bible refers to ‘coming down from heaven’ it means a Little Soul birthing into a human body. Returning to heaven simply means the Little soul leaves the body and reconnects with the Broader Self.
It may help to think of the Eternal Broader Soul as Man and the Little Soul that comes into the physical body as the Son of Man, the child, or off-spring of the Eternal Broader Soul. (We won’t press this idea but it might help.)
Each human is a child (read creation or work of art) of God/Allah/Great Spirit. That Supreme Being gives each human free will and the right to make choices for themselves knowing that not all choices humans make will be in harmony with the truth of their God Spirit. God continually emits a sort of homing signal so that any human child that wants to ‘return’ to God while still in the human form is able to do so. Awakening to that spirit call is often described as being born again. It is not a metaphorical birth. It is a birth of the spirit essence of the Little Soul.
Jesus was not God’s only begotten son. You are all begotten sons of God. Jesus was however, agreeable to coming to Earth with the specific intent of assisting you all in remembering who you are, a child of God, and by the way, extremely powerful with the capability of performing ‘miracles’ the same as Jesus himself did. In fact, miracles are not miracles at all. ‘Miracles’ ought be the norm and had so much information that Jesus shared not been lost, hidden and destroyed many of you would now think that miracles are the normal way of life. Miracles would be taken for granted.
“For whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life….” Right. Because any of you who come to believe know that there is no death. There is only life, physical life, non-physical life, but life. Eternal Consciousness.
In summary, we would have you understand the Bible is incomplete. It is a wonderful starting point for those who feel the pull of the homing signal that God continually emits. Not one of you need ever look outside your own heart to find the answers you seek. We know however, that many of you do. As long as even one of you seeks answers Jesus-style beings will volunteer to come to Earth and share with you what it is to be human.
You are love and you are loved. What you seek shall be offered unto you. If the Bible is unclear as an answer to your questions, continue seeking. Every piece of information you come across will eventually lead you straight back to the wisdom in your own heart.
Received September 22, 2014 at Lake Goodwin, Washington USA