THE TRUTH IS –
The word “World” in the K.J.T. is the most misunderstood word in Holy Writ. The Textus Receptus came from the Koine Greek Language which are Six: ge (ghay), Kosmos, Kosmikos, Aion, Aionios, Oikoumene. Heb. 1:2 – “Hath in these last days spoken unto by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the WORLDS.” Heb. 11:3 – “Through faith we understand that the WORLDS were framed by the word of God.” So with this knowledge we consider a very popular and well-known text of all Christian Believers found in John 3:16.
This text contains the word “World” from the Greek KOSMOS, meaning simply, beautifully, orderly, arranged, decorated, adorned and embellished. This cannot be the entire human world as all are fallen and depraved in Adam in Sin. This Kosmos world is already, in their heart and soul, believers in Christ as “believeth” and is in present tense, not causing “in order to” but “because of already.”
So, we conclude that John 3:16 is a Declaration and not a Proposition. P.S. Details of all Six (6) upon request.
One can see Elder Hulan Bass’ mini-commentaries at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pb-mb/