The discussion on Universal Atonement – Don Fortner fits in with this post about the word “World” in the New Testament. Be sure to follow the link and see the list of different ways world is used.
The word “world” (Greek: Kosmos) appears 185 times in the New Testament: 78 times in John, 8 in Matthew, 3 in Mark, and 3 also in Luke. The vast majority of its occurrences are therefore in John’s writings, as it is also found 24 times in John’s three epistles, and just three times in Peter.
John uses the word “world” in ten different ways in his Gospel.