John wrote more about “the world” than anybody else in the New Testament. Our Lord said to His brothers, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth .” (John 7:7). To His disciples He said, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:19). The world does not hate its own. It does hate our Lord. It hates His followers. Where do you belong in this lineup?