Welcome, come submissively for Theology is an empty vessel without grace in the heart.

This is designed to be a Christ focused expository look at common questions and basic biblical and theological terms. I wish for us to examine in the simplest terms, so even I can comprehend, as they are expounded upon in the bible, answers to foundations of sound doctrine and look towards the single focus of glorifying God.

I pray that we come humblily to His Word and He opens our hearts to His message and blinds us to our ignorance. In Jesus name, Amen…

May 29, 2004

Did God die for everyone?

I see three ways we could possibly answer this question. First yes, second kind of (with conditions), and finally no. If we accept the first premise that God died for all sins of all men they we are forced to do some really big explaining. What will we say to those in Hell, how will we justify to those that died with their sins why they were not saved if He died for all sins of all people. Why are not all men free from punishment? If you reply because of unbelief we must then ignore or try to accept that unbelief is a sin. I not only would say it is a sin but may be the greatest of all sins and therefore He must have paid for this sin on the cross or none would be saved (Mat 12:31). We may accept the second premise then. He only died for some sins for all men. Not only is it not biblical but also this only leaves further questions. If this be true then all men have some sins to answer for and so none are saved. The bible says instead that no sins will be held against us (Rom 4:8) and that there are no conditions of redemption and there is nothing we could add (Psa 49:7). “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said IT IS FINISHED. And He bowed His head and gave up the ghost” (John 19:30). Finished means FINISHED. Christ suffered all sins for some men. Our Lord really, freely, fully, and forever paid the complete and total price for His elect and elect alone by His substitutionary sacrifice on the cross. To answer our question more directly, NO, Christ died for only all the sins of all of His Children or elect. (Heb 10:14) “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” What can man possibly do to change this fact? It is in self-righteousness that a man would even attempt to make the finished work of God “unfinished”. Only the flesh would try to mold God in their image and empower themselves over God. Fortunately Jesus is our redeemer who has saved His people from the deeps of Hell. Not just tries to with the possibility of losing some. No, Jesus is our redeemer, none shall be lost, and “IT IS FINISHED” (Heb 9:12).

(Rom 5:11) “And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”