What in our theological history has caused John 3:16 to be the "trump card" or the grid by which any Scripture is understood? For example, whenever discussing a passage of Scripture that teaches election or predestination (of which there are MANY), many people say "well, it looks like it is saying this...but it can't mean that because John 3:16". I have heard this dozens of times, but hearing it this weekend made it really stand out in my head. We have elevated John 3:16 to the MOST imspired verse in Scripture. Which is extremely dangerous to the rest of Scripture, it gives off the idea that some verses are "better than others". Maybe the worst part of it is that it is usually as misinterpretation and misunderstanding of John 3:16. Just some ramblings....any thoughts?