Who did Jesus die for?

Acts 2:21 says,“And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Don’t you just love this concept? I’m a whosoever, and so are you!

So who did Jesus Christ die for? Well, sinners like me, the ungodly and even false prophets…Here are a few scriptures, out of many, that answer this question:

“For Whom Did Christ Die?”

He died for ALL (1 Timothy 2:6).

He died for ALL MEN (Romans 5:18; 1 Timothy 4:10).

He died for US ALL, for ALL OF US (Isaiah 53:6).

He died for the UNGODLY (Romans 5:6).

He died for SINNERS (Romans 5:8).

He died for FALSE TEACHERS AND CHRIST-DENIERS (2 Peter 2:1).

He died for EVERY MAN (Hebrews 2:9).

He died for the WORLD (John 6:33, 51; John 1:29, and John 3:16).

He died for the WHOLE WORLD (1 John 2:2).

He died for the WHOLE NATION of Israel (John 11:50-51).

He died for the CHURCH (Ephesians 5:25).

He died for His SHEEP (John 10:11).

He died for ME (Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:3).

The verses used above for your convenience are here below…

1 Timothy 2:6

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Romans 5:18 and 1 Timothy 4:10

Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life.

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Romans 5:6

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

2 Peter 2:1

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Hebrews 2:9

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

John 6:33, 51; John 1:29; and John 3:16

For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

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.

1 John 2:2

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world. 

John 11:50-51

Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

John 10:11

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Galatians 2:20 and 1 Corinthians 15:3

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

“Whosoever means whosoever. It is really that simple. Let the Bible determine what you believe, and don’t let what you believe determine what you think the Bible says.” –Mark Cahill

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(Most of the above content was taken from the class notes handed out at our mid-week Bible study, many thanks going out to J.C.!)

The Stumbling Block of Biblical Truth

In one of his worldview weekend articles, Brannon Howse says this, in reference to how Biblical truth has become an offense to most of America’s churches,

Many such churches would claim to love truth but what they really love is a man-centered Christianity that helps them obtain success in their marriage, finances, family, and a positive attitude that produces health and a successful personal life without the pain of dying to self, picking up the Cross of Christ and being persecuted for proclaiming Truth.

II Timothy 4:3 tells us that many Christians will only want to hear what makes them feel good and appeals to their flesh; “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”

Further insight from the same article, into the positive results that come when false teachers and doctrines are named by name:

Deut. 13:3, “Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

From those words it is clear that God allows teachers of error for the same reason as He does persecutors of His people: to test their love, to try their fidelity, to show that their loyalty to him is such that they will not give ear unto His enemies. Error has always been more popular than the Truth, for it lets down the bars and fosters fleshly indulgence, but for that very reason it is obnoxious to the godly.

The one who by grace can say “I have chosen the way of Truth” will be able to add “I have stuck unto Thy testimonies” (Psalm 119:30, 31), none being able to move him therefrom.

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19).