John 3:16 is arguably the bedrock of the Christian mission as it declares the basic essence of Christian soteriology: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only (begotten) Son that whosoever shall believe in him shall have everlasting life." (John 3:16 ) But what evangelists (who do not think twice about peddling this verse in every street corner) do not realize is that the bedrock of their concept of salvation bludgeons their concept of God in theology.
In standard Christian dogma, the Son proceeds from the Father and it is the latter that sends the former and within this framework, the "God" that is mentioned in John 3:16 must necessarily refer to the Father alone, which totally demolishes Christian propaganda in its use of the verse that God, as in the Trinity, loves the world. If anything, the claim should be "the Father alone loves the world unconditionally." John 3:16 clearly identifies two distinct entities. Since entity number one is clearly not the Son (the second inseparable person of the Godhead aka Trinity) and that He, the first mentioned entity (the sender of the sent) is the one of the two that is identified as God while the Son is not, the Son then cannot with any reasonable exegetical method be conflated with God.