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I'm a theology student at a Bible college in downtown Minneapolis.


Nov
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answered John 12:32 - What/Who Does the “All” refer to?
Nov
18
answered Where was Elisha when he sent a son of the prophets to Ramoth Gilead to anoint Jehu?
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awarded  Supporter
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15
awarded  Informed
Nov
14
answered How do we understand “prayer of Jabez” in 1 Chr 4:9-10?
Nov
13
answered Significance of the “naked man” who touches Jesus in Mark 14:51-52
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12
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
12
comment What does the word, “World”, mean in John 3:16 ,in the light of John 17:9
You're right. To answer the actual question, I'd just say that we reconcile these two seemingly contradictory statements in John by examining their contexts. Upon doing so, I think the answer that emerges is that in John 3, Jesus is speaking about God's love for all mankind which moved him to send his Son as a real offer of love and salvation to all who would receive him. In John 17, Jesus is not praying for the world, that is, those whom he knows will not receive him because they are not his; they were not given to him by the Father and in that sense do not belong to him (cf. John 10).
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
12
answered What does the word, “World”, mean in John 3:16 ,in the light of John 17:9