Does World Mean All the World If YOU Are in the World?
You say that "world" in the Bible (a la John 3:16) means every person in the world?† If so, then here is what we can discern of YOU:
Matt 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences!
Since you are of the world, WOE unto you!
Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
In this verse, the children of THIS WORLD are distinct from the children of light.† So we can discern that you are a child of THIS WORLD.
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
Here we see where you (who are of this WORLD) hate Jesus.
John 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
You are from BENEATH, since you are of this world.
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
Here we find that Satan is your prince.
John 14:17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
This is a great one.† You (who are of this world) cannot receive Christ.† But we (ie. not you) know him!
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
Alas, you cannot see him.† But we (ie. not you) can!
John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.
Why do you hate us?† Because you admit that you are in the world!
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
God tells us that we are NOT of the world!† I thought world means world?
John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
You rejoice at Christís crucifixion, but we lament.† But our sorrow will be turned to JOY!
John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
Here Jesus has manifested himself to those who God gave him OUT of the world. Not looking good for you!
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
And here is the worst part, all the world wonders after the beast!† And worships the beast!† Again, not looking good for you!
And Jesus says he does not even pray for you.
John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Does world mean all the world?† I would think you had better hope not.
(excerpted from Michael Bunker)