Sunday, May 11, 2008

"For the sins of the whole world"

1John 2:2

"He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world."

Our dear brother John appears to be writing to believers only in this letter, but note the language concerning this propitiation, this sacrificing that Jesus did, "not for ours only" (us believers) "but also for the sins of the whole world". Jesus redeemed humanity at the cross, most just don't know it---yet! Ever since God took the blinders off of my eyes, I now read verses like this and just simply choose to believe what it says---and what it says is that the world's sins are no longer an issue---the only issue remaining is for non-believers to be granted the knowledge that God loves them unconditionally and God's provision of the conditions for all to come to belief as the Word tells me will happen! God loves you dear reader and has redeemed you!

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