Of particular interest to some of my readers I excerpt this paragraph from the linked article:
The Westminster Assembly also has some contentions concerning the idea of the word “world” due to the theological positions of the Amyraldians in their meetings (such as Davenant). Rutherford, Seaman, and Gillespie contended for the word “world” as meaning “the elect” and presented the idea to the Assembly and the Assembly accepted their proposition concerning God loving the “world” as God loving the “elect”. This was noted in detail in their Minutes. The consensus of the Assembly was to abandon the Amyraldian notion that God loves all men generally and moved forward with the meaning of John 3:16 as particular for the elect only.