"For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. a17
For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.
"This, then, is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, b so that his deeds may not be exposed.
But anyone who lives by c the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God." d
After this, Jesus and His disciples went to the Judean countryside, where He spent time with them and baptized.
John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water there. People were coming and being baptized,
since John had not yet been thrown into prison.
Then a dispute arose between John's disciples and a Jewe about purification.
So they came to John and told him, "Rabbi, the One you testified about, and who was with you across the Jordan, is baptizing-and everyone is flocking to Him."