John 3: “This is how the judgment works…”

In John by Bradley Cole

The Gospel of John has more to say about the judgment than any other book in the Bible. In his conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus makes a bold declaration, “This is how the judgment works: light has come into the world, but people prefer the darkness…” How does this fit our picture of the judgment? John has radical and counter-intuitive descriptions of the judgment that do not fit the standard picture of the Father as our judge and Jesus as the friend in court. The words of Jesus in this gospel are the clearest description of how the judgment actually works. Can we apply this meaning to the vivid and symbolic imagery of judgment in Daniel and Revelation?

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