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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

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Hello TInky,

Christ came to bear the sins of ALL mean, we get this implication in 1 Peter 3:18 "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit."

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"Many are called, but few are chosen."

The atonement is for all people, but only those who receive are covered by it.

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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

If Christ didin't die for all people and pay the price for all sin how could He judge righteously the nations when He returns? Curious.

God bless,

GE

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"Many are called, but few are chosen."

The atonement is for all people, but only those who receive are covered by it.

I agree Neb. :thumbsup:

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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

It is for all people. Some say that God has elected only some to be saved. But that flies in the face of not only many inclusive references to salvation but even the very types and shadows of redemption in the Old Testament. If Jesus died for only for a select group, John 3:16 should read:

"For God so loved the unconditionally elect that He gave His only begotten Son that only those whom God pre-destined for salvatoin should not perish but have everlasting life."

Jesus loves all people, every last one of them, and is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance, according to Peter.

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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

For

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

All

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

People

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:25-29

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Jesus

This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:

And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.

And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever. Numbers 19:2-10

Saves

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Colossians 1:19-23

For Whosoever

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Revelation 1:5

Will

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:16-17

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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

If Christ didin't die for all people and pay the price for all sin how could He judge righteously the nations when He returns? Curious.

God bless,

GE

exactly! perfectly put

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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

The atonement first demonstrated was when the Lord told Moses to tell the people in Egypt to kill a lamb and take the blood and put it on the door posts and lintel and those that did would not be destroyed when He would strike the land of Egypt. Of course Jesus is the spotless Lamb of God who laid down His life for the forgiveness of sin of all who receive Him. Those are the elect who receive Him just like only those who believed God and put the blood on lintel and the two door posts were spared. No one is effected by Jesus atoning death who does not receive Him as Lord by faith. But what some others have said is about the same. But in effect no one that does not believe and trust Him has any of the benefit of His atoning death. So it all depends on the wording of the question asked. Was it only for the elect, yes. Which would force the next question, who are the elect, but that has created a flood of responses for the last 500 years. :swordfightsmiles: listen to them, I am right, no, I am, no you're wrong, I am not---------------O me!--I'm not going there. :help:

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Was Christ's atoning death only for the elect, or for all people?

Even for false prophets and false teachers !

2Pe 2:1 KJV 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.

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