“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.” ~ St John 3:16
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” ~ I John 2:15
The carnal, intellectual mind will constantly look for discrepancies in the Bible and the Message, but once you recognize the Revealed Word: Genesis to Revelation, and 47′-65′ comes into focus.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” ~ St. John 4:24
All three verses were penned by the same author (St. John), and inspired by the same Author (God), but until the Spirit quickens the Word it is dead letter. The Spirit quickens the Word, and It becomes flesh.