When presenting the Gospel, should the presenter say to the unbeliever that Christ died for them?
Thanks for your question. I’m assuming your question relates to whether Jesus Christ died for every individual or just the elect. Let’s let the words of God answer the question.
Hebrews 2:9 states, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Jesus tasted death, He died, for every one.
First John 2:2 says, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” Propitiation took place at the cross where God’s wrath was satisfied by Christ dying for the “sins of the whole world.” The phrase the whole world includes everyone in the world.
Second Peter 2:1 clarifies, “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.” The Lord that bought them references the cross where redemption took place when Jesus died even for those who reject Him. This verse reveals the truth with absolute clarity that Christ died for all, for every individual.
Jesus died for every sinner. Therefore, in every instance of witnessing to the lost, we can rightly declare Jesus died for them.
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