Who Did Jesus Really Die For?
The Answer May Surprise You
It is estimated that about one hundred and one hundred forty-three billions of human beings have lived on the earth in the six thousand years since Adam’s creation. Of these, the very broadest estimate that could be made with reason would be that less than one billion were saints of God. This broad estimate would leave the immense aggregate of one hundred and forty-two billions (142,000,000,000) who went down into death without faith and hope in the only name given under heaven or among men whereby we must be saved. Indeed, the vast majority of these never knew or heard of Jesus and could not believe in him of whom they had not heard.
What, we ask, has become of this vast multitude, of which figures give a wholly inadequate idea? What is, and is to be, their condition? Did God make no provision for these, whose condition and circumstances He must have foreseen? Or did He, from the foundation of the world, make a wretched and merciless provision for their hopeless, eternal torment, as many of his children claim? Or has He yet in store for them, in the heights and depths and lengths and breadths of His plan, an opportunity for all to come to the knowledge of that only name, and, by becoming obedient to the conditions, to enjoy everlasting life?
and in harmony with the character of God, comes a variety of answers.
We are offering you a booklet that explores questions that you might have as well as the answers to these questions.
What Is The “Ransom”?
We read in 1 Timothy 2:5, 6: “The man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
How Does The Old Testament Show The Ransom?
“For had ye believed Moses ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.”—John 5:46
Who Needs To Be Ransomed?
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. —1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Can Anyone Be The “Ransom”?
We can look to the Messiah (Redeemer) for eternal redemption. Everlasting life is a jewel of great value that cannot be purchased by the wealth of this world. We are not redeemed with corruptible things (1Peter 1:18-19) but being once bought it shall cease forever, it shall never need to be repeated Hebrews 9:25-26.
What Does the “Ransom” Accomplish?
John 3:16-17 “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
When Will This Occur?
“AND He shall send Jesus Christ, which [who] before was preached unto you; whom the heaven must retain until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Acts 3:20,21
Who Paid The “Ransom” Price?
To explore this question we need to look at several key scriptures since there are several inspired writers in the Bible who point to or identify the one person who fully satisfied the requirements of the “Ransom” sacrifice.
What Requirements Had To Be Met For Jesus To Die For Everyone?
“A ransom for all” (1 Timothy 2:5, 6).
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