Although most Christians consider John 3:16 their favorite verse, they do not think about its message very deeply. The perplexity of the verse is demonstrated in 1 Timothy 4:10. How can God be the Savior of all men, but eternal salvation is distinct from temporal salvation? God giving His Son as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29) does not mean all are saved. Not all have faith (2 Thessalonians 3:1) and Jesus is a stone of stumbling (1 Peter 2:8; Isaiah 8:14). How does God love the world?