John 3:16

For God so loved the world. Not all the white American Christians. Not all the people who loved him. Not even all the people. The World. The Cosmos. All of it. God loves creation, because it is good.

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

For God so loved the world [κόσμος/cosmos] that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:14-17 NRSVue

I’ll grant that there is some talk about condemnation after that, but I still maintain we take a statement about the cosmos and squeeze it until it fits in a tiny corner of our particular world. The God of the universe is waaaaay bigger than that.

Ken Tryon @ArtGeek