John 3:16 is recognized as the most famous verse in the bible. It has brought Christians hope and strength throughout history and I personally hope that the promise of this verse is true. However, it has been speculated that it could quite possibly be a huge lie.
John 3:16 is quoted as saying, “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.” This is an excellent notion since seeing the thought of death can be extremely depressing and harsh for a non-believer.
In 325 A.D, the Emperor Constantine was at the reigns of the Roman Empire. In this year, Constantine realized that in a time of many different religions, it was hard to gain the full support and following of his people. This is when it is speculated that he put John 3:16 in The Bible to manipulate the minds of the Romans.
When this was forced down the throats of his own people, these Romans were gleeful at the thought of everlasting life. All it took to be granted life after death was Christianity! This is when Constantine reached full power as the majority of his people followed this notion and embraced Christianity as the only acceptable religion.
Since then, many people have died in Holy Wars and you are scrutinized if you don’t believe a certain thing. I do believe in God and His Son Jesus, but I also believe it is very possible that Constantine edited The Bible and manipulated millions of people for thousands of years.