A couple of errors thereMarch 25 2010 at 8:01 PM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to We are WORLDS apart on this matter
It's Romans 12:1,2 and the word isn't "kosmos"; it's "aion".
[ 2 And be not conformed (5728) to this world : but be ye transformed (5744) by the renewing of your mind , that ye may prove (5721) what is that good , and acceptable , and perfect , will of God .
165 aiwn aion ahee-ohn
from the same as 104; TDNT-1:197,31; n m
AV-ever 71, world 38, never + 3364 + 1519 + 3588 6, evermore 4, age 2, eternal 2, misc 5; 128
1) for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity
2) the worlds, universe
3) period of time, age ]
You're right, in John 18 the word IS "kosmos".
The definition of "kosmos" though, is NOT correctly translated. It doesn't actually mean "world" as we understand world in our own language; it meant more in the line of 'the order of things' ........ or "system" or the way the world fit into the cosmos.