Jesus Died For Whom?
Jesus Died For Whom?
Jesus died for HIS SHEEP, not for the goats. – Matthew 25:32
Jesus died for HIS CHILDREN, not for children of the Devil. – 1 John 3:10
Jesus died for GOD’S ELECT, not for the reprobate. – 2 Corinthians 13:5
Jesus died for THE WHEAT, not for the tares (weeds). – Matthew 13:30
Jesus died for HIS BRIDE the Church, not for those without (outside) the Church – Mark 4:11
Jesus died ONLY FOR THOSE who come to BELIEVE in Him, not for those who never believe. – John 3:16
Contrary to popular preaching, Jesus did NOT die for everyone who ever lived or ever will live. If Christians would just read their Bibles instead of listening to the “master of ceremonies” in the pulpit, they would find out the truth. Those who state that Jesus died for everyone who ever lived or ever will live are simply not telling the truth. God is a JUST god and does not punish both His Son AND the sinner for the same sins. In addition, people are in Hell because of ALL of their sins, not just the sin of unbelief. And if a person’s sins had been paid for by Christ on the cross, God would have NO LEGAL JUSTIFICATION to send that individual to Hell. Christ’s death on the cross COMPLETELY SATISFIED THE DEMANDS OF DIVINE JUSTICE for ALL the sins of ALL the sinners for whom Christ died. The sin debt of ALL those people was PAID IN FULL for all eternity, therefore God CANNOT send THOSE people to Hell. He has no judicial grounds to do so. And such is the meaning of PROPITIATION as it relates to Christ’s atonement. One could argue that Christ died for all but His death was only efficient for those who believe. But such a claim is not substantiated by Scripture nor – as stated previously – does the “died for all” claim reconcile with the “justice of God”, to send sinners to Hell for whom Christ died.
Matthew 25:32 –
“And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.”
1 John 3:10 –
“In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 –
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
Matthew 13:30 –
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Mark 4:11 –
“And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.”
John 3:16 –
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
- The Pelagian Captivity Of The Church
- The Arminian Captivity Of The Modern Evangelical Church
- The Extent of the Atonement: Who Did Christ Die For?
- The Extent of the Atonement: Answering Objections
- Universal Atonement Doctrine Dishonors God
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Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>