Jesus prayed, "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." -John 17:21 Question: If the term "world" here really means "the elect of the world" why does he say "may believe" rather than "will believe?" Doesn't this verse show that Jesus believed that anyone in the world (whosoever) actually has the ability to believe in Christ? If not, why not?