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The World

The World. When scripture uses the word "world" it usually means one of three things:
  1. The World-place ("the planet"). "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Rom. 1:20)
  2. The World-people ("the people"). "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
  3. The World-system ("the program"). "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." (John 15:18)