Is John 17:9 exclusive? – “I’m praying for them, not for the world.”

Question In John chapter 17:9, in his prayer to the Father, Jesus says, “I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine…” It’s hard not to interpret this verse as “some are in, some are out.” I know I’m cherry-picking […]