For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17
As a child I was taught John 3:16, memorized the words, and still believe that this one verse is the key to my salvation. I wish I would have kept reading,.............John 3:17 is a wonderful gift as well. God did not send Jesus to condemn us, persecute us, or exclude anyone. If we choose God's words then we know that our Heavenly Father offers us everything: Salvation, Love, Acceptance, Hope, Joy, Strength, and Courage! The list could go on and on!
Have a blessed day!