Did Christ come for one group or everyone?
Did our Lord Essah Christ come for the salvation of a group of people, or for all people?
This question is vital for all people. And through the answer, all our respected readers will know something about the unique personality of the Lord Christ, and the reason why He came into the world.
Before starting to talk about the subject of salvation, it should be noted that the Lord Christ was not merely one of the prophets, who came as human beings to bear the message of salvation to people, but He was God who appeared in the flesh. He is the Spirit of God, and the Word made human, who came to reveal to people the extent of God's love for them. Christ was God and a person at the same time. Truly, Christ came as a teacher and preacher and guide, but besides this He was a Redeemer. Hence He differs from all the prophets and apostles who came before or after Him, because He came to redeem people from sin and death, and He died on the cross in the place of sinners, so that all who believe in Him would have eternal life. It should be taken into consideration that His teachings and right guidance and redemption were not restricted a certain group, but they were all people without exception; that is, they are for you and for all readers, and for me, and for all humanity.
The meaning of redemption
The Lord Christ, God made human, is the only one who came into the world carrying the message of "salvation and redemption." This notion of salvation and redemption is exemplified in the revelation of the love of the Holy God for sinful humanity. According to the just law of God, the sinner should be punished for his wrongdoing, because the soul that sins should die. But God knows that all humanity is sinful, without exception, so the Holy Christ came to be a mediator between God the Holy One and sinful man; and by His coming He accomplished the act of reconciliation, and He died on the cross in the place of sinners. So Christ was punished in place of sinful man, and in this way Christ has redeemed people, by His death for them on the cross. So Christ's death on the cross is known as Luke" the redemptive death of Christ ". And Christ did not die for one group, but for all sinful people without exception. In that connection of the Holy Bible says the following: "But God shed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners" (Romans 5:8). It also says, "For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God." (Romans 5:10-11).
The Holy Bible also states that as sin entered the world through a man, that is, Adam, reconciliation with God was accomplished by one, that is, Christ, so it says, "Because one person disobeyed God, many people became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many people will be made right in God's sight… So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God's wonderful kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 5:19 & 21).
But concerning Christ's redemptive death, and whether this redemption was restricted to a certain group, the Holy Bible says, "God did not sent his Son into the world to condemn, but to save it" (John 3:17). And here we notice that the love of God is for all the world, and He wants to lead all people onto the right path, just as salvation through Christ is for the whole world also. It should be noted that salvation from sin is through faith in Christ the Savior as the Holy Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). The Lord Jesus Christ also says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." (John 14:6). So we see that Christ came for the conversion, redemption and salvation of all, without exception.
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