When one of my friends came to me and shared that a lot of believers in her circle split over whether or not Jesus died to save everyone or just the people who believe, the first thing I thought was “You idiots!” ( Side Note: I’m a big House M.D. fan.) Seriously, I have to wonder why people sit around and think these things and then spread their philosophy to others and mask it as gospel. Beloved, please remember that the Bible says in 2 Timothy that people will turn away from the truth and instead to those who teach what they want to hear. Watch carefully for these false prophets. They have been placed among us disguised as believers when in truth, they seek their own agenda.
As for the latest, I’ve heard here is the argument:
Salvation is not for anyone until after they believe. God doesn’t save anyone from their sins until after they believe.
Meaning, Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected only for those who believe it. Sounds like these foolish mortals with their flawed flesh are so desperate for exclusivity that they have forgotten that Christ died for all.
It’s almost laughable and it would be if it weren’t so sad. My beloved friends, God gave His Son Jesus Christ to save the WORLD. That means EVERYONE has access to salvation. We only have to BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, died on the cross and was resurrection for the remission of our sins! Period. How hard is that?
There is so much Biblical evidence to dispute this claim. Here are a few from the text.
But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?
See a pattern? This gift of salvation is for ALL.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Grace and peace,
Blessings and Love!