"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."
So actually this means quite a bit. It actually sums
up pretty much everything there is to know about what Christianity is.
Read the goldfish page to see my
interpretation. As a result in my life, I will have a desire to know
more of God, since He's so good to me and all. &nbps;That, in turn, leads
me to understand what God's plan for all people is and how I fit into that
plan. I can see that I should really look after other people and
build the church to be more of what God wants. I can see that I
should be nice and not steal or cheat, living always to help others and
repent of my sins. But all of this is not the thing... all this
should be the result of the things I understand about John 3:16 and the
other things I've learned from the Bible.
So read the Bible sometime and see what you think for yourself. I suggest one of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John), Acts or Romans.