There are many verses I can read and plainly understand as writtenWell, for starters, I think it's pretty silly for you to claim that the Bible is "pretty clear", when so many people disagree with you on so many things. When there is a great amount of disagreement, the only conclusion you can draw is that it isn't as "clear" as you would like to believe, otherwise everyone would "see" it, since it's so "clear".
You think it's "clear" that Christ died for all.
I think it's "clear" that Christ died only for the elect.
So in what way is it "clear"?
You have to explain away the apparent meaning
and when you have no answer just refuse to address them
John 12:47 is not going away
nor are biblical uses of the word especially
Nor BDAG for that matter