HAD JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR ALL AND WITHOUT CONDITIONS??? THE…
HAD JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR ALL AND WITHOUT CONDITIONS???
THE ANSWER IS NO!!!
We all know that Jesus Christ was crucified and met his death in the cross. Perhaps, you will say, what for? What was his purpose in dying in the cross? Was his death by accident, because the Jewish people wanted to kill him, or his death represents something? In JOHN 3:16, it states = “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” = This verse states that God the Father gave his only spiritual begotten Son, and this Son was manifested in the flesh as stated in JOHN 1:14, which states = “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” = To have a better understanding about this birth of Jesus Christ, please read my tract entitled ‘THE GODHEAD’ (One God in 3 manifestations, One God in 3 persons). Let me assume that you had read this tract, so let me continue. When Jesus Christ died, did he die for all the people of the world, or he only died for many people? To verify this claim, let us check the bible, because the bible is our source of information regarding this issue.
In MATTHEW 15:24, it states = “He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” = The verses before this verse, had stated that there was this Canaanite woman from the vicinity who came to Jesus, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” Because of this, the disciples of Jesus, told Jesus to send her away, and Jesus answered by saying that he was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. This Canaanite woman was not an Israelite, and Jesus did not help her, because he said that he was only sent to the lost sheep of Israel. But of course later on, Jesus had agreed to help the Canaanite woman. Therefore, since Jesus was only sent to the lost sheep of Israel, when he died, we could conclude that Jesus only died for the lost sheep of Israel. Of course, the words ‘lost sheep’ mean those Israelites who had refused or failed to obey the commandments of God the Father.
In MATTHEW 10: 5-6, it states = These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.” = When Jesus had sent his disciples to preach the gospel, he instructed them to go direct to the lost sheep of Israel only, and disregard the Gentiles and the Samaritans. Still on this verse, Jesus was emphasizing, only to the lost sheep of Israel, not everybody.
In MARK 10:45, it states = “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” = Take note of the words, ‘as a ransom for many.’ Apostle Mark said that Jesus did not say that he is going to die for all, but he said, ‘for many.’
In MARK 14:24, it states = “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. = Again, Jesus said, ‘for many’, Jesus did not say ‘for all’.
In HEBREWS 9:28, it states = “so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” = Apostle Paul, who wrote the Book of Hebrews, said, that, again, Jesus said, ‘to take away the sins of many people’. Jesus did not say ‘to take away the sins of all people.’
In REVELATION 5:9, it states = And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God, from every tribe and language and people and nation.” = The verse states, ‘and with your blood you purchased men for God,’. It did not say that Jesus purchased all men for God.
In ISAIAH 53:12, it states = Therefore, I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. = Take note of the words, ‘for he bore the sin of many,’. It did not say, ‘for he bore the sin of all’.
In MATTHEW 26:28, it states = “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many, for the forgiveness of sins.” = Again, it says, ‘which is poured out for many’. It did not say ‘which is poured out for all.’
In MATTHEW 15:24, it states = He answered, ”I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” = The verse states, ‘only to the lost sheep of Israel.’ The verse made no mention of other nations or people, only the lost sheep of Israel.
In ACTS 20:28, it states = “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” = The verse states, ‘the church of God, which he bought . . .’. It did not mention ‘all churches,’ only the church of God. And what is the church of God? This church of God is composed of people who are members of the church of God, because the church of God had been existing already during the time of Jesus Christ.
In 2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-15, it states = “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should not longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” = In this verse, it seems that Christ had died for all, not only for many. But first, let us try to analyze the verse. And he died for all, and those ‘all’ which the verse had stated, should no longer live the lives which they had lived before, but this time, they should live their lives according to the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ. If those individuals which Christ had died for, had failed to live according to the teachings and doctrines of Christ, then it is tantamount to saying, that Christ had not died for them. There are so many individuals who had failed to live their lives according to the teachings and doctrines of Christ, therefore, there are so many individuals who are considered not a part of the death of Christ. The death of Christ in this verse is conditional. Christ had only died for you if your life will be changed because of his death, but if your life had not changed, then Christ did not die for you.
In JOHN 3:16 it states = “For God so loved the world that he gave his Only Begotten Son, THAT whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life’ = It is true that Jesus had died for all humans of the world, but in this verse, Jesus died for all humans but with a condition. Notice the word ‘THAT’. Jesus had died for you if you believe and follow his doctrines, otherwise Jesus did not die for you.
In 1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6, it states = “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himseĺf as a ransom for all men —- the testimony given in its proper time”. = it says as a ransom for ALL men. Yes, he died for all men, but with a condition. A testimony given in its proper time, what is the meaning of this? A testimony means Jesus died for all men. In its proper time means the time you had accepted or rejected Jesus in your lifetime. Jesus died for you 2,000 years ago. In your present life now, you rejected Jesus, then the testimony did not work for you, so Jesus did not die for you. If you had accepted Jesus in your lifetime, then Jesus died for you.
In conclusion, Jesus did not die for all men. And Jesus died for humans with a condition.
Some churches and other congregations will state that the death of Christ is unconditional. That Christ had died for everybody without any condition at all. That Christ had died for all people, starting from Adam and Eve, and to all the people, until our present time. If this will be the logic flow, then all people will go to heaven, since Christ had died for their sins. Do you think that the head of the German Empire, who had massacred more than six million Jews, during the 2nd World War is part of this death of Christ? Those terrorists, killers, rapists, etc., and all those who do not repent of their sins, do you think, Christ died for them too? I don’t think so. Having the belief that since Christ had died for your sins, you had already been saved forever, no matter how many sins you will commit again after this, is not biblical. Please read my tract entitled, “Once Saved, Always Saved?” In 1st John 5:11-13, it states = “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” =When God gave us eternal life it was given to us not directly, but through Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in his Son will have an everlasting life. You will notice that this is also conditional. You will only have an everlasting life, if you believe in his Son, but in the contrary, if you do not believe in his Son, after God had given him to us, then everlasting life is not for you. Believing in Christ is not just by saying that ‘I believe in the Son of God’, rather, when you say that you believe in Christ, it means you have to follow all the teachings and doctrines of Christ.
In HEBREWS 5: 9-10, it states = “and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.” = This verse is talking about Jesus Christ, that when Christ resurrected from the dead, his human body had achieved glorification, and that human body is now glorified and immortal. That is what is meant when it said, ‘and, once made perfect.’ The moment the body of Christ was glorified, Christ became the source of eternal salvation. This verse is in connection with the verse stated in 1st John 5:11-13, that God had given us eternal salvation, not directly, but through Jesus Christ.
In 1st JOHN 5: 20-21, it states = “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true – even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” = This verse will prove that Jesus Christ now is the source of eternal life. John had called Jesus as a true God, because John was comparing the Godhead of Jesus Christ to the gods which were idols being worshipped by humans during those times.
In 1st JOHN 1: 1-4, it states = “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.” = Jesus Christ was the one being discussed here. The Apostles have seen, with their own eyes, and have touched with their own hands, and have heard with their own ears this Christ which was proclaimed as the eternal life which was with the Father. This verse will prove that Jesus Christ is the eternal life.
Believing that Jesus Christ had died for all and without conditions is not biblical. This truth is very difficult to accept, since we have been made to believe all along that Christ had died for all. We have to be biblical in any doctrine that we would like to believe.