Did Jesus die for multitudes that will never be saved, including millions who never so much as heard of Him. It tells us in the case of those who are lost, the death of Jesus represented in Scripture is an act whereby He took upon Himself the punishment that should have been ours was ineffective. Christ suffered once for their sins but they will now have to suffer for the same sins forever in hell.” This idea of the atonement has the initial appearance of being very generous, but the more closely we look at it, the less we are impressed. Does it guarantee the salvation of anybody? No. Does it guarantee that those for whom Christ died will have an opportunity to hear of Him and respond to Him? No. Does it in any way remove or even lessen the sufferings of the lost? No. In reality this view of the atonement doesn’t atone, merely clears the way for God to accept those who are able to life themselves by their own strength.

 

It fully saves all who will believe. Jesus actually took the penalty and paid in full for the sins of those who believe. This is why there is no condemnation. This is why we persevere in faith. This is why you can’t lose that salvation because it was paid for in full.

 

If one simply slows down and thinks through the text of scripture it is very clear. Christ loves the world, and everyone in the world past , present and future, who believes on Him, trust him and repents of there sins, He pays their sin debt. God pours his wrath out on His Son for the sin of actual people. Because of that, those people have been justified and will never perish.

 

Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

 

One may say…I want to be saved! I want to be a “sheep” I want my sins paid and escape the wrath of God! Well I have some great news for you, you can.

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

 

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The atonement……did it accomplish its purpose ….or potentially accomplish?