Wednesday, December 3, 2008

According to Scripture, Jesus Died For ...

According to scripture, Jesus died for ...

Us all (Isaiah 53:6)
His people (Matthew 1:21)
All who are weary (Matthew 11:28)
Many (Matthew 20:28)
His people (Luke 1:68)
All the people (Luke 2:10)
The lost (Luke 19:10)
All who receive him (John 1:12)
The world (John 1:29)
Everyone who believes (John 3:15)
The world (John 3:16)
The world (John 3:17)
Whoever believes (John 3:18)
Whoever believes (John 3:36)
The world (John 4:42)
Whoever hears and believes (John 5:24)
The world (John 6:33)
He who comes and believes (John 6:35)
He who believes (John 6:47)
The world (John 6:51)
The sheep (John 10:7)
The sheep (John 10:11)
The sheep (John 10:15)
My sheep (John 10:27)
He who believes (John 11:25)
The Jewish nation (John 11:51)
The scattered children of God (John 11:52)
His friends (John 15:13)
Everyone who calls on the Lord (Acts 2:21)
The Church of God (Acts 20:28)
The ungodly (Romans 5:6)
Sinners (Romans 5:8)
God's enemies (Romans 5:10)
Many (Romans 5:15)
All Men (Romans 5:18)
Your brother (Romans 14:15)
The weak brother (1 Corinthians 8:11)
All (2 Corinthians 5:14)
All (2 Corintihans 5:15)
The world (2 Cor 5:19)
Paul (Galations 2:20)
The Church (Ephesians 5:25)
All men (1 Timothy 2:6)
All men, especially those who believe (1 Timothy 4:10)
All men (Titus 2:11)
Everyone (Hebrews 2:9)
Many people (Hebrews 9:28)
The unrighteous (1 Peter 3:18)
False prophets (2 Peter 2:1)
Us, and the whole world (1 John 2:2)
The world (1 John 4:14)

4 comments:

Mitch said...

Dear brother,

It seems that you have provided 49 verses that you seem to believe address the atonement issue, not wanting to get into how some are not addressing atonement at all, over 50% of the verses that you have cited limit the atonement. If we take away the verses that are not dealing with atonement at all then that number increases further.

I understand that this is not a majority wins kind of issue, but as I pointed out to Ben all verses that you point to and say ALL have different interpretations that would void your view. Oh well, I wish you a Merry Christmas and may we always proclaim the gospel to all.

Grace & Peace

Pizza Man said...

Hi Mitch, thanks for stopping by.

Have you ever used Google maps? You can zoom into one one particular area, and get a close up picture of it. Likewise, you can zoom out to a larger area and see the big picture. The fact that you can zoom into one particular area does not change the reality that there is more information available than what you are currently looking at.

Likewise it is with scripture. There are verses that state that Jesus died for a specific person (Gal 2:20) or group (Ephesians 5:25). These are the "zoom in" verses. Yet there are other verses that give us the bigger picture (John 3:16). The verses don't contradict. They compliment. Taken all together they give us a complete picture.

The fact that Jesus died specifically for Paul does not void that he died for the Church. Likewise, that Jesus died for the Church does not void that he died for the world. I did a post on this a while back. If you're interested, it can be found here.

God bless,
Kevin

Mitch said...

Dear Kevin,

I’ve never used Google maps, but I understand the point you are trying to make.

I’ve also read the post you directed me too and while I do not agree with it, I can grasp the argument you are making. Lord willing, I will do a study of the sacrifice system in the OT and find where the high priest made a sacrifice for all and then went into the holy of holies and only interceded for a few.

Grace & Peace

Arminian said...

Kevin,

I just left a comment suggesting you submit a post to SEA. Hopefully you submit this post to SEA too.

God bless!