Question: Did Christ fail in His purpose?

Isaiah 14:24,26-27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand:... 26 This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?"

Job 23:13 "But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does.

Psalms 115:3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.

Psalms 135:5-6 For I know that the LORD is great, And our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.

Isaiah 43:11-13 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. 13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall turn it back?

Many will perish:

Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

The problem many have in determining the extent of Christ's death is their misunderstanding of words like world. all and every.

For example:

I. "world" of the unsaved
  A. John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
B. John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
C. John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
D. John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
E. Acts 19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
F. 1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
G. 1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
H. 1 John 4:5 (speaking of heretics) They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
I. John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

II. "world" of the saved

A. John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
B. John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
C. John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
D. 2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
E. 1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. cf. (1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.)

III. "all" in a general sense

A. Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. ( the world? or in Israel and Syria or all kinds of sick people)
B. Mark 1:37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.(in the world? or all kinds?)
C. Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (even Guadalajara!)
D. Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:(even Christians? 1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.)
E. Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.(even to lie?... or sin?)
F. Matthew 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. (obviously not Herodias. She had his head chopped off!)
G. John 3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
H. John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. (how long were they at the well?...She left the same day!)
I. John 8:1-2 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. (The temple must have been bigger than we thought. He also must have had a very loud sound system...perhaps 20 billion watts!)
J. John 10:7-8 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: (even John the Baptist, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel Abraham?).
K. John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
L. Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; (red hair braces and a big mole on their left ear!)
M. Romans 14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things:(even John Deere tractors) another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
N. Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.(There you have it! We are omniscient!)
O. 1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, (even adultery and murder) but all things are not expedient:
P. 1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men,(even a drunkard) that I might by all means save some.
Q. 1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things,(was Paul a man pleaser? probably not... he got his head chopped off) not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
R. Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things:(even when they ask us to sin?)
S. Revelation 13:3-4 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

IV. If we interpret the word "all" as always meaning each and every then this would necessitate universal salvation which
we know is unscriptural

A. John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
B. John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
  1. cf. John 6:44 "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
2. cf. Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

C. Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
D. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
E. 1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
F. 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
G. Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
H. Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
I. Ephesians 4:5-6 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
J. Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
K. Colossians 3:11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

1. cf. Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

L. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
M. 1 Timothy 2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1. cf. Job 23:13 "But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does.
2. cf. Psalms 115:3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.

N. 1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

The above verses clearly speak of "all" those who are or will be saved
V. "every" in a general sense
  A. Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.(even souls that are in hell?)
B. Ephesians 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.(even when he tells you to sin?)
C. 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.(then everyone has to be married!)
D. 1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.(Paul either travelled by space shuttle or he is omnipresent!)
E. Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city,(did Titus ever make it to Fort Lauderdale? sure doesn't seem like it!)
F. Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; (even the great white shark!..just be very careful...also make sure to bring a waterproof bible!)
We have been fairly facetious with these references, but now I would like to show the real danger of assuming that every always means each and every everywhere. What we will ultimately end up finding is the doctrine of a universal salvation which the scripture clearly denies. For example:

VI. "every" in the sense of salvation

A. 1 Corinthians 12:7-8 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal
B. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
C. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
D. Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (as with all these verses we must look at the context) for example let us look at Hebrews 2:9-17 and see to whom this every refers

The Purpose of Christ and His Death

I. To save His sheep

A. Matthew 1:21 "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save 4982. sozo, sode'-zo; from a prim. sos (contr. for obsol. saos, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (lit. or fig.):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) wholeHis people from their sins."
B. Matthew 18:11-12 "For the Son of Man has come to save (same as above) that which was lost. 12 "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
C. John 10:10-11 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
D. Acts 13:47-48 "For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.'" 48 Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
  1. John 6:37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

II. To be a propitiation (expiator [gk. = hilasmos], atonement lit. the sacrifice that satisfies the wrath of God) for the sins of the world

A. 1 John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. "world" 1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. When? "On the tree."
  1. John 11:49-52 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all, 50 "nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish." 51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad. When? "On the tree."
2. Hebrews 2:17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation "propitiation"2433. hilaskomai, to conciliate, i.e. (trans.) to atone for (sin), propitious:--be merciful, make reconciliation for.for the sins of the people.

III. To give His life a ransom (lit. redemption price from lutron)

A. Matthew 20:28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." "ransom" 3083. lutron, loo'-tron; from G3089; something to loosen with, i.e. a redemption price (fig. atonement):-
B. 1 Timothy 2:6 who gave Himself a ransom "ransom" [gk. = antilutron] (lit. a ransom in our stead - anti) for all, to be testified (3142. marturion, mar-too'-ree-on; something evidential, i.e. (gen.) evidence given) in due time, "to be testified in due time"
C. Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem "redeem" [gk. = lutróoo] (to loosen or ransom) us from every lawless deed and purify "purify" 2511. katharizo, kath-ar-id'-zo; from G2513; to cleanse (lit. or fig.):--(make) clean (-se), purge, purify. for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. "special people" How? "He gave Himself"
  1. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, (see previous passage) that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

D. Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption "redemption" [gk. = apolutrosis] (ransom in full, salvation, deliverance apo = off, lutron = redemption price - lit. the complete payoff) through His blood, the forgiveness "Forgiveness" "859. aphesis, af'-es-is; from G863; freedom; pardon:--deliverance, liberty, remission cf. Matthew 26:28 "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission (aphesis) of sins" of sins, according to the riches of His grace How? "Through His blood"
E. The verb "teleo"

a. John 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. "It is finished" [gk. = teleo] (to pay completely for a debt) When? "On the tree"
b. Hebrews 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect "perfect "5048. teleioo, tel-i-o'-o; from G5046; to complete, i.e. (lit.) accomplish, or (fig.) consummate (in character):--consecrate, finish, fulfil, through sufferings. How? "Through sufferings"
c. Hebrews 5:9 And having been perfected, (same as above) He became the author "author"159. aitios, ah'ee-tee-os; ; causative, a causer:-- of eternal "eternal" 166. aionios,; perpetual:--eternal, for ever, everlasting, .salvation "salvation" 4991. soteria, so-tay-ree'-ah; noun; rescue or safety (phys. or mor.):--deliverance, health, , to all who obey Him,
d. Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected (same as above) for ever them that are sanctified.

E. 1 Peter 1:18-21 knowing that you were not redeemed "redeemed"3084. lutroo, loo-tro'-o; from G3083; to ransom (lit. or fig.):--redeem. with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. How? "With the precious blood of Christ."

1. Purpose - "Manifested for you" (vs. 20) When? "On the tree"

F. Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed "redeemed"1805. exagorazo, ex-ag-or-ad'-zo; from G1537 and G59; to buy up, i.e. ransom; fig. to rescue from loss-[gk. = exagoradzo] (to buy up) (ek = the point of origin from which it proceeds, agoradzo = to go to market) us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), His power redeemed us from the curse of the law. How? "having become a curse for us."

1. 1 Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought "bought" 59. agorazo, ag-or-ad'-zo; from G58; prop. to go to market, i.e. (by impl.) to purchase; spec. to redeem:--buy, redeem. with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

G. Hebrews 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal "eternal" 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual:--eternal, for ever, everlasting, redemption "redemption"3085. lutrosis, loo'-tro-sis; from G3084; a ransoming -+ redeemed, for us. How? "With His own blood."

1. Hebrews 9:15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption "redemption"629. apolutrosis, ap-ol-oo'-tro-sis; from a comp. of G575 and G3083; (the act) ransom in full, i.e. (fig.) riddance, or (spec.) Chr. salvation:--deliverance, redemption.of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise "promise" 1860. epaggelia, ep-ang-el-ee'-ah; from G1861; an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; espec. a divine assurance of good):--message, of the eternal inheritance. How? "by means of death!"

IV. To bring the children to God by His death (i.e. To gather them together)

A. 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
B. Hebrews 2:9-17 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
  1. "To deliver us" 525. apallasso, ap-al-las'-so; from G575 and G236; to change away, i.e. release, (reflex.) remove:--deliver, depart. [gk. = appallasso] (to release - related to [katalasso] = restore to the Divine)
V. To deliver us
  A. Galatians 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver "deliver" 1807. exaireo, ex-ahee-reh'-o; from G1537 and G138; to extricate, to tear out; fig. to release:--deliver, pluck out, rescue. us from this present evil age, according to the will "will"2307. thelema, ; a determination (prop. the thing), i.e. (act.) choice (spec. purpose, decree; abstr. volition) or (pass.) inclination:--desire, pleasure, of our God and Father, How? "He gave Himself"
B. To destroy death and the devil
  1. Hebrews 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy "destroy" 2673. katargeo, kat-arg-eh'-o; from G2596 and G691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), lit. or fig.:--abolish, cease,, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void. him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, John 12:31 now shall the prince of this world be cast out.(How? He partook of flesh and blood)

VI. To reconcile us

A. By His death
  1. Romans 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled "reconciled" 2644. katallasso, kat-al-las'-so; from G2596 and G236; to change mutually, i.e. (fig.) to compound a God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved "saved"4982. sozo, sode'-zo saos, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (lit. or fig.):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole. by His life.

B. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled (same as above) us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing "imputing" 3049. logizomai, log-id'-zom-ahee; mid. from G3056; to take an inventory, i.e. estimate (lit. or fig.):--conclude, (ac-) count (of), esteem, impute, lay, number, reason, reckon, suppose, think (on) Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more..their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (katalage)
C. Colossians 1:20-21 and by Him to reconcile "reconcile" 604. apokatallasso, ap-ok-at-al-las'-so; from G575 and G2644; to reconcile fully:--all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled [apokatallas-see above] 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy "holy"40. hagios, hag'-ee-os; from hagos ; sacred pure, mor. blameless or religious, cer. consecrated):--(most) holy (one, thing), saint and unblameable "unblameable" 299. amomos, am'-o-mos; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and G3470; unblemished (lit. or fig.):--without blame (blemish, fault, spot), faultless, and unreproveable "unreproveable"410. anegkletos, an-eng'-klay-tos; unaccused, i.e. (by impl.) irreproachable:--blameless. in his sight: (How? "in the body of His flesh through death")

VII. To make peace

A. Ephesians 2:13-16 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near "brought near"(ginomai eggus assembled by throttling or sqeezing) by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, "peace" 1515. eirene, i-ray'-nay; prob. from the verb eiro (to join); peace (lit. or fig.); by impl. prosperity:--one, peace, quietness, rest, + set at one again.who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished "abolished"2673. katargeo, kat-arg-eh'-o; from G2596 and G691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), lit. or fig.:--abolish, cease, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile "reconcile" 604. apokatallasso, ap-ok-at-al-las'-so; from G575 and G2644; to reconcile fully:-them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity."enmity"2189. echthra, ekh'-thrah; fem. of G2190; hostility; by impl. a reason for opposition:--enmity, hatred. How were we brought near? "by the blood of Christ" (vs. 13) How were we reconciled, and how was the enmity slain? "through the cross" (vs. 16)
B. Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace "peace" 1517. eirenopoieo, i-ray-nop-oy-eh'-o (lit. the Shepherd who makes the two one); from G1518; to be a peace-maker, i.e. (fig.) to harmonize through the blood of his cross,
C. Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement for our peace "peace" 7965. shalom, shaw-lome'; from H7999; safe, i.e. (fig.) well, happy, friendly; also (abstr.) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace:-- favour, + friend, (good) health, ( perfect, such as be at) peace , prosper (-ity,), rest, safe (-ly), salute, welfare, ( all is, be) well, .was upon him;

VIII. To give a sacrifice for sin

A. Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice "sacrifice"2378. thusia, thoo-see'-ah; from G2380; sacrifice (the act or the victim, lit. or fig.):--sacrifice. (thuo = smoke) to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
B. Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
  1. John 17:17 "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
  a. cf. John 17:9 "I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.
b. Hebrews 7:25-27 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
c. Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.
d. Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

C. 1 Corinthians 5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, "Passover" [gk. = pesak] (the festival or victim) was sacrificed (2380. thuo, thoo'-o;. to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), i.e. (by impl.) to sacrifice (prop. by fire, but gen.); by extens. to immolate (slaughter for any purpose):--kill, (do) sacrifice, slay. for us.

 IX. To take away sin

A. Colossians 2:13-14 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, {airo to expiate sin:--away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up)}.having nailed it to the cross. (How? "having nailed it to His cross")
B. John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away see abovethe sin of the world!
C. Hebrews 9:26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away "put away" 115. athetesis, ath-et'-ay-sis; from G114; cancellation (lit. or fig.):--disannulling, .sin by the sacrifice of Himself. How? "by the sacrifice of Himself"

X. To bear sin

A. Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear "bear" 399. anaphero, an-af-er'-o; from G303 and G5342; to take up (lit. or fig.) the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. (How? "Christ was offered")
B. 1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore (same as above) our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.(How? "in His own body on the tree")
  1. Isaiah 53:4-6 Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne 5375. nasa', naw-saw'; or nacah to lift, --accept, suffer to) bear (-er, up), bring (forth), burn our griefs, and carried 5445. cabal, saw-bal';bear, burden, carry, sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. "healed".7495. rapha', raw-faw'; or ra-phah, raw-faw'; a prim. root; prop. to mend (by stitching) 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

C. Isaiah 53:12- Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore (same word used in Isaiah 53:4) the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.

XI. To give His life by HIS will (testament)

A. Hebrews 9:16-17 For where there is a testament "testament",1242. diatheke, dee-ath-ay'-kay; a contract (espec. a devisory will):--covenant there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. (How does this will come into effect? "the death of the testator") To whom was this will dedicated?) vs.15 And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

XII. To give His life for the sheep

A. John 10:10,15 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, (cf. Job 23:13) and that they may have it more abundantly.15 "As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.(How? I lay down My life.)

XIII. For the Church 1577. ekklesia, ek-klay-see'-ah; from a comp. of G1537 and a der. of G2564; a calling out,

A. Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify "sanctify" 37. hagiazo, hag-ee-ad'-zo; from G40; to make holy, i.e. (cer.) purify or consecrate; (mentally) --hallow, be holy, and cleanse "cleanse" 2511. katharizo, kath-ar-id'-zo; from G2513; to cleanse (lit. or fig.):--(make) clean (-se), purge, purify. her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. How does Christ sanctify, cleanse, and present her to Himself a glorious church, holy, without spot or wrinkle? "He gave Himself for her" (Question: If Christ tells the husbands to love their wives as He loved the church and gave Himself for her would Christ be setting a good example by giving Himself for someone besides His bride? Is Christ an adulterer?
  1. Hebrews 10:9-10 then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified "sanctified" 37. hagiazo, hag-ee-ad'-zo; from G40; to make holy, i.e. (cer.) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate:--hallow, be holy, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (How? "through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ.")
2. Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify (same as above) the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. "sanctify" How? "With His own blood" When? On the cross!
3. Hebrews 2:9-17 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.

B. Acts 20:28 "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd ("shepherd" G4165. poimaino, poy-mah'ee-no; from G4166; to tend as a shepherd (or fig. superviser):--feed (cattle), rule). the church of God which He purchased ("purchased" 4046. peripoieomai, per-ee-poy-eh'-om-ahee; mid. from G4012 and G4160; to make around oneself, i.e. acquire (buy):--.with His own blood.

1. Ephesians 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

XIV. For Salvation

A. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. We will live with Him. Why? because He died for us. Question: Does Christ ever fail in His purpose? If not then could one really say that He died for each and every person that ever lived?
B. Romans 5:8-9 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified "justified" 1344. dikaioo, dik-ah-yo'-o; from G1342; to render (i.e. show or regard as) just or innocent:--free, justify (-ier), be his blood, we shall be saved (sodzo--made whole, delivered and healed) from wrath through him.
  The implications of believing in a universal atonement or a general ransom.
Many will be eternally separated from Christ for whom He...

1. was their sacrificial atonement (payment for sin) 1 John 2:2
2. was their ransom (redemption price) Matthew 20:28
3. had paid their ransom in full Ephesians 1:7
4. gave forgiveness (liberty, pardon, freedom, deliverance from sins) Matthew 26:28
5. was manifested 1 Peter 1:20
6. redeemed from the curse of the law Galatians 3:13
7. bought with a price 1 Corinthians 6:20
8. obtained eternal redemption Hebrews 9:12
9. gave Himself to deliver them Galatians 1:4
10. brought to glory Hebrews 2:10
11. delivered from fear of death Hebrews 2:15
12. destroyed death Hebrews 2:14
13. reconciled (restored to Divine favor and made fully right Romans 5:10
14. did not impute their sins to them 2 Corinthians 5:19
15. made peace by the blood of His cross Ephesians 2:13-16
16. offered Himself to perfect them forever Hebrews 10:14
17. prayed Hebrews 7:25 & John 17
18. was their Passover (lit. victim) 1 Corinthians 5:7
19. took away their sins John 1:29 & Col. 2:13-14
20. put away their sin (lit. canceled) Hebrews 9:26
21. bore their sin (lit. carried away) 1 Peter 2:24
22. healed them by His stripes (lit. mended by stitching) Isaiah 53:5
23. was their testator (will writer) Hebrews 9:16-17
24. gave His life for their life John 6:51
25. purchased [peripoiomai] (lit. bought) Acts 20:28
26. sanctified [hagiadzo] (made holy) Ephesians 5:26-27
27. cleansed with His own blood [katharidzo] (to purify) Ephesians 5:26
28. appointed for salvation 1 Thessalonians 5:9
29. said would live together with Him because of His death 1 Thessalonians 5:10
30. was separated from their Father Matthew 27:46
31. finished His work [teleo] (completely paid the debt) John 19:30

The redemptive work of Christ on the cross was effectual for His people (the Church - consisting of Jews and Gentiles).

For a person to say that Christ paid the penalty for sins of those that will burn in hell forever, or to say that a born again believer could lose their salvation is seems to nullify the finished work of Christ on the cross.

Romans 8:31-34 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Hallelujah!