Christ tasted death for everyone
God’s New Covenant teaching
Rom 8:29 Whom He (God) foreknew (knew beforehand), He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son… This truth is confirmed in 1st. Peter: 1 Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge (advance knowledge) of God the Father;
In these verses a fundamental truth is established, a truth that is reflected throughout scripture, namely that God’s decisions on the destination of nations and people is based on His knowing in advance the free will choices that such nations and individuals will make. Nowhere is the truth better demonstrated than with respect to salvation. There are two ultimate spiritual destinations, heaven with God, and hell with Satan. Hell was not created for people but for Satan and his fallen angels. It is not God’s will that any human being chooses to join Satan in hell having reconciled the entire human race to Himself by putting our sins on Jesus Christ and judging Him for them. But the choice of accessing heaven through Jesus Christ, He is the only door, God leaves with each individual. Jesus Himself lamented the sad fact that more people will actually choose hell than heaven.
2 Pe 3:9 The Lord is…not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (a radical change of mind and heart about God and our sins).
Rev 22:17 …Whoever wills, let him drink (believe) the water of (eternal) life freely. KJV
Mat 7:13-14 (Jesus) The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the Gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it. TLB
1) The Truth of Romans 9 (audio)
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