Even though we know “by their fruits” that some people will not make it to heaven, and based on what scripture says,
I think we still have to say that yes, Christ Jesus did die for the sins of everyone. We know from Scripture that John the Baptist pointed out Christ Jesus and said “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). In Galatians we find “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: (Galatians 1:4). And the Epistle of John says “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2).
To me these scriptures are saying that God made it possible for all to be saved by giving His One and Only Son, Christ Jesus, to pay the price for our sins. I believe that the reason some people won’t be saved is because they deliberately reject God’s offer of forgiveness. Even though Christ Jesus died for the sins of the world, everyone has the responsibility to accept God’s offer by faith.
Even those who have never heard of God’s free gift of forgiveness and eternal life, to these people God has given them a certain amount of light. If these people respond to that light, God will give them more light. Eventually they too can be saved. Those who don’t respond to that light have no excuse. Likewise, those who have heard the gospel but do not respond, have no excuse. So if you have not already, why not ask God for forgiveness today while you still have breath, before it’s too late.
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