Sunday, November 2, 2008

For God so loved the...

What? World yes but what does that mean? Does that mean he died for every man? What else does John say about the world?
John 18:20 I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.
John 12:19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"
John 14:22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, "But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?"
John 7:4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."

So the world clearly does not mean every individual, this is really obvious in John 12:19 because clearly everyone in the world did not go and follow Christ. So now what does the passage mean?

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