Friday, October 21, 2016

Who did YESHUA DIE FOR? By Tuese Ahkiong

By Tuese Ahkiong

I searched the Scripture for the phrase "died for" and listed the ones related to Christ.

Hermeneutic considerations:
Who is being spoken TO in these passage that speak of Christ DIED FOR?
Who is the us, our, we, all in these passages that speak of who Christ DIED FOR?

Romans 5:6-8  
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ DIED FOR the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ DIED FOR us.
***Who are the ungodly?  Who is the us?

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ DIED FOR OUR sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
***Who is the our?

2 Corinthians 5:14-15  
14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has DIED FOR ALL, therefore all have died; 15 and he DIED FOR ALL, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
***Who are the all in this passage?

Galatians 2:20-21  
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ DIED FOR no purpose.
***What was the purpose of Christ’s death?

1 Thessalonians 5:9-11  
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who DIED FOR us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

***Who is the us in this passage?

*This article is the result of several discussions among my bible fellowship in attempt to answer this question.

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