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If Jesus died for everyone and we don't do anything to earn salvation does this mean everyone will go to heaven eventually since Jesus removed all the sins of the world even the sin of unbelief?
February 14, 2009 12:29AM
Jesus didn't die for every single person.He died for those He chose before the foundation of the world - otherwise had He died for all then He would have paid the price for sin, but the Bible declares that not all shall be saved, and God would not allow that for He is a just God and if He allowed Jesus to die for all and yet they go to hell then that means God would be punishing sin twice, therefore negating God. However, Jesus died only for the elect. People would then say that it requires faith for salvation to come in to effect - well Jesus said Himself "It is FINISHED". What would you say to that? That His sacrifice wasn't sufficient for God's pleasure??
NOTE: Ths answer is based on the views of Calvinism and the belief of predestination. This answer does not reflect the belief of all Christians and is mildly bias.
The scriptures (in the Bible) make it very clear that one must believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, died for our sin and rose from the dead. One must also accept Jesus as their personal saviour. It breaks my heart and God's to I'm sure but not everyone will be saved. John 3:16 is one of many scriptures that support this view. " For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever BELIEVETH on Him will not perish but have everlasting life". Jesus said that we had to confess him as saviour before he would confess us to God. Satan BELIEVES in Jesus but he certainly will not be saved. Christ also said that the only way to the Father (God) is through Him. Study the scriptures for yourself though and ask God for understanding. This is what I have received from them and what I believe but I am only human. God is love and very forgiving but the word "IF" is used quite often in his word. The book of Romans is a great guide to understanding salvation. If you would like a list of scriptures that support this belief I will be happy to provide it. jesus died for everyone including YOU. yes the bible may say not everyone will be saved. that is because God knows already who will choose him and who will not, he chooses all of us, but its up to us to choose him. even those who hate him, he still loves.. he died so we can be forgiven of our sins, not that sin will leave... he rose again so we may have eternal life with him in heaven, if we are even just luke warm he'd prefer us to serve the world, or he will spit us out of his mouth.. It;s All or Nothing Put simply, no, not everyone will be saved because not everyone wishes to be. Salvation is like money in the bank. It is there and available because of what Jesus did on the cruel cross of calvary. But we have to draw on it for it to be of any good to us. Taking advantage of Jesus' offer of salvation is not a work, it is just receiving what He offers. He has done the work. If we don't receive it and don't believe it, we don't get the benefit and so are not saved and so go to hell.