Discussing the word "ALL" in 2 Cor. 5:14

JeffLogan's picture

2 Cor. 5 (NIV)

    14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
    15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

I want to focus on the word "ALL" in this passage. What is the scope of the word "ALL?"

"...One died for all, and therefore all died."

Is it that everyone died with Christ on the cross and some just don't know it or won't believe it?

ElderDad's picture

Owning and receiving


Perhaps in your illustration, the difference between owning and receiving the benefit can be differentiated. While Christ provided salvation for all, not all receive it because they fail to put their faith in Christ. And some get confused about which property they inherited, and try to build on the wrong land. Such is an illustration of a person who tries to enter heaven by a method other than God's provision.

Dave S.
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