Word --- ALL (47 KB)
The words "world"and "all"are used in some seven or eight senses in Scripture, and it is very rarely the "all"means all persons, taken individually. The words are generally used to signify that Christ has redeemed some of all sorts —some Jews, some Gentiles, some rich, some poor, and has not restricted His redemption to either Jew or Gentile ...
Word --- WORLD (75 KB)
THE TERM "WORLD"IS USED IN VARIOUS SENSES
The Meaning of Word KOSMOS in John 3:16 (104 KB)
Verses like John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life,"give abundant proof that the redemption which the Jews though to monopolize is universal as to space. God so loved the world, not a little portion of it, but the world as a whole, which He gave His only begotten Son for its redemption. And not only the extensity, but the intensity of God's love is made plain by the little adverb "so,"- God so loved the world, in spite of its wickedness, that He gave His only begotten Son to die for it. But where is the oft - boasted proof of its universality as to individuals?
ALL Men (69 KB)
Before we go any further, it is good to beat down the folly, or rather the beastliness of them that abuse this place of Paul, to make the election of our God a thing of naught and utterly take it away. For see what they say: if God will have all men to be saved, it follows that he has not chosen a certain number of mankind, and cast away the rest, but that his will remains indifferent. So then, these beasts which are nothing exercised in holy writ, and will, notwithstanding play the Doctors, pretend that it stands in the choice of men to save themselves, and that God leaves us alone, and waits to see whether we will come to him or not, and so receives them that come unto him.