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Ransom for Many or All?

Question

Is Christ’s Ransom for Many or All?

 

 

Reply

 

Let’s consider the Verses first:

1) Ransom for Many – Verses

 

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45, NASB)

 

“just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28, NASB)

 

“for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28, NASB)

 

“so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.” (Hebrews 9:28, NASB)

 

2) Ransom for All

“who did give himself a ransom for all — the testimony in its own times –” (1 Timothy 2:6, YLT)

 

3) His Ransom for Many or All?

Explanation:

 

Let’s consider these set of Verses:

“Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.” (Hebrews 9:26 – 28, NASB)

 

What do these Verses mean?

 

(i) Christ’s Ransom toward the “Many”

 

Firstly, who are “the Many” referred to in each of the quoted Verses?

 

“the many” = “those who eagerly await Him” as Hebrews 9:28 reveals.

 

Christ’s Ransom toward the “sins of Many” is toward “those who eagerly await Him” where these will obtain “salvation without reference to sin” as Hebrews 9:28 above clearly mentions this case agreeing to the Verse below too Perfectly:

 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal [age-during] life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:24, NASB)

 

Please note that

 

The “salvation without reference to sin” (in Hebrews 9:28) = “does not come into [afterlife] judgment, but has passed out of death into life” (in John 5:24)

 

[Emphasis Mine]

 

(ii) How about “the rest” who are NOT part of “the many” or “those who eagerly await Him”?

 

Christ’s Ransom for All applies in its own Divine-Kairois (Plural) Times (1 Timothy 2:6) which is not necessarily during the ‘His Second Coming’ (a singular-time) only and it is ONLY AFTER “afterlife Judgment” first as the Consecutive Verse in Hebrews 9:27 implies.

 

In other words, the author of Hebrews is clearly revealing that “Generally all men need to endure afterlife Judgment after they die” (Hebrews 9:27) but “His Ransom” toward the ‘particular’ (special or highlighted) group called “the many” causes these ones to obtain a “salvation without reference to sin” (Hebrews 9:28) or “without any afterlife Judgment” (John 5:24).

 

But that’s not all the meaning in these Verses as the phrase “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26) applies in CONTEXT toward “all men who needed to endure afterlife Judgment first after they die” (Hebrews 9:27) but to a particular “many” (believers only) His Ransom applies to them without them having the need to undergo any afterlife Judgment at all (Hebrews 9:28, John 5:24) as the Context of Consecutive Verses Prove Irrefutably.

 

In other words, His Ransom for ALL (1 Timothy 2:6) is to be understood here as to “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26) toward the CONTEXT of “all men (or all human beings) who needed to endure afterlife Judgment first after they die” (Hebrews 9:27) but a SPECIAL group amongst these called the “MANY” (consisting of those who eagerly await His Second Coming, hence it refers to ‘believers only’) who do NOT need to undergo any afterlife Judgment at all (Hebrews 9:28, John 5:24) before His Ransom applies to them as the Context of Consecutive Verses Prove Irrefutably (in Hebrews 9:26 – 28).

 

So, “the rest” of the “ALL Men” must endure afterlife Judgment first (Hebrews 9:27) unlike the ‘special Many’ (or believers), who do NOT endure any afterlife Judgment at all (Hebrews 9:28) before His RANSOM applies to them too (as part of the ‘All’, 1 Timothy 2:6) —> where HIS RANSOM being APPLIED to each of the ALL (i. e. “the many” and “the rest”) in its own Divine-Kairois Times (1 Timothy 2:6) —-> causes the SAME EFFECT namely that, “their sin is put away by the sacrifice of Himself” (as Hebrews 9:26 clearly Defines this CONTEXT or Meaning First).

 

In the Context of “All men” (the argument holds even if the ALL in 1 Timothy 2:6 refers to “All Creation”, since “All men” would be a ‘subset of this’), and so, we see that:

 

ALL = “the many” + “the rest”

 

Or with Verses attached to it,

 

ALL (1 Timothy 2:6, Hebrews 9:26) = “the many” (Hebrews 9:28, John 5:24) + “the rest” (Hebrews 9:27)

 

Where,

 

“the many” (Hebrews 9:28) = NO afterlife Judgment toward believers only (John 5:24, Romans 8:19)

 

“the rest” (Hebrews 9:27) = The ones not part of ‘the many’ (or believers) must generally endure afterlife Judgment first —–> but Mercy Triumphs and ends it later even in the worst afterlife Judgment sentence with no Mercy first (James 2:13)

 

ALL (Hebrews 9:26) = The sin of ALL is put away by the by the sacrifice of Himself (including the sin of all men, particularly) —-> even the sin of the Whole World too (1 John 2:2) which will eventually cease to exist when taken away fully (John 1:29, Romans 8:20 – 21) in its own Divine-Kairois Times (1 Timothy 2:6, Ephesians 1:9 – 10) and God Will become All in All Creation (1 Corinthians 15:28) causing ALL Creation to be Born Again eventually (Romans 8:22, Mark 16:15).

 

Truly, God Will Have ALL MEN to be Saved (1 Timothy 2:4 – KJV, implied in Hebrews 9:26 too ‘generally’) though some may have to endure afterlife Judgment first (Hebrews 9:27) but HIS MERCY will Triumph and End any afterlife Judgment Sentence (as Prophetically mentioned in James 2:13) toward ALL too (Romans 11:32) in its “own appointed times” (1 Timothy 2:6) but believers (or ‘the many’ in these Verses) are ‘more special’ (1 Timothy 4:10) for example in the aspect that ‘believers do NOT come under any afterlife Judgment Sentence at all’ (Hebrews 9:28, John 5:24).

 

When will His Ransom for All take away all Sin of the World till sin ceases to exist from all creation? (1 John 2:2, 1 Timothy 2:6, John 1:29, Romans 8:20 – 22)?

 

In its own Divine-Kairois Times (1 Timothy 2:6) = “consummation of the ages” (Hebrews 9:26)

 

Note:

 

“consummation of the ages” (Hebrews 9:26)  = “ends of the ages” (Hebrews 9:26)

 

More details,

 

His RANSOM for ALL in its own Divine-Kairois Times (1 Timothy 2:6) = “consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26)

 

Truly God is Good and All Glory to Lord Jesus Christ, our Blessed Savior of the World (1 John 4:14)!

 

 

 

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