John 3:16 is one of the most powerful verses in all of the New Testament. But John 3:17 is of equal importance, For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. God’s purpose for Jesus was salvation through His grace and mercy. He loved us so much that He gave us a way out of eternal death and into eternal life with Him. Verse 17 plainly states that God sent us a way to be saved if we just believe in Him. These are simple words with a simple plan if we just choose to accept it.