The World in John 17

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The word "world" occurs 19 times in John 17.

v6 "out of the world", the believer's electing provision
v11 "in the world", the believer's physical location
v14, 16 "not of the world", the believer's spiritual condition
v18 "into the world", the believer's evangelical mission

What is the world to a believer? It is a
- deceived world (v1-5)
- dangerous world (v6-12)
- defiled world (v13-19)
- divided world (v20-26)

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15

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