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For whom did Christ Die?

Most today have no idea of who Christ died for on the cross. Many will say that Christ died for every individual that will ever live. Yet, the Bible is plain that Christ died for the ungodly. You say wait a minute. I thought every individual was ungodly, and therefore Christ died for them? It may be true that every individual is ungodly, for the scripture states that there are none righteous, no, not one, nevertheless only those whom God regenerates and brings from death to life will acknowledge that they are ungodly. The rest of humanity considers them selves good persons, who do not deserve Hell because of there so-called few good works.

Here is a sermon delivered on Lord’s-Day Morning,September 6th, 1874, by C. H. SPURGEON, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington

For whom did Christ Die?

“Christ died for the ungodly.”—Romans 5:6.

 

In this verse the human race is described as a sick man, whose disease is so far advanced that he is altogether without strength: no power remains in his system to throw off his mortal malady, nor does he desire to do so; he could not save himself from his disease if he would, and would not if he could. I have no doubt that the apostle had in his eye the description of the helpless infant given by the prophet Ezekiel; it was an infant—an infant newly born—an infant deserted by its mother before the necessary offices of tenderness had been performed; left unwashed, unclothed, unfed, a prey to certain death under the most painful circumstances, forlorn, abandoned, hopeless. Our race is like the nation ofIsrael, its whole head is sick, and its whole heart faint. Such, unconverted men, are you! Only there is this darker shade in your picture, that your condition is not only your calamity, but your fault. In other diseases men are grieved at their sickness, but this is the worst feature in your case, that you love the evil which is destroying you. In addition to the pity which your case demands, no little blame must be measured out to you: you are without will for that which is good, your “cannot” means “will not,” your inability is not physical but moral, not that of the blind who cannot see for want of eyes, but of the willingly ignorant who refuse to look.

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