The Savior of the World

Whose Savior is Christ anyway? Believers only? Or, the entire world? Clearly, He is “the Savior of the world(John 4:42) – not the “potential Savior of the world,” but was indeed, and in all actuality, “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42). He could not be the Savior of the world if He did not actually – in fact – save the world.

Jesus Christ is in full truth “the Savior of all men” (I Timothy 4:10). Paul did not say that He was “potentially the Savior of all men, but that He is the “Savior of all men.” He is, in fact, their Savior. If words mean anything, He could not be their Savior if He did not save them. Yet Paul taught clearly that He is the “Savior of all men” because He will save all men.

After all, Christ did not die for believers.

Christ died for the ungodly (Romans 5:6).

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

The Lord Jesus Christ did not die for believers. He died for the ungodly, for sinners. His was an every-man redemptive work! Don’t confuse God’s current visible work with His finished product. It will only be in the “ages to come” that God will manifest to all creation His full plan and include them in it.

What a joy to see that God will not lose the majority of all His creation to sin, as Christendom teaches. What a joy to see that God will not lose any of all His creation to sin. He will indeed redeem them all. He will have the final victory over sin!

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2007, 2010

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