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Did Jesus Die for the Sins of Every Person Who Ever Lived?

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Yes, Jesus died for the sins of every person who ever lived or who will ever walk the earth. The Bible tells us, “[Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” ( NIV)

While He offers everyone forgiveness and salvation, unfortunately not everyone will accept His gifts.  Jesus, God’s Son, saved the world from sin, death in hell, and the power of the devil. He did this through His own perfect life, His death, and His resurrection.

[Jesus said,]

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” ( NIV)

And a few verses later Jesus continues, saying “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life…” ( NIV)

Many people choose not to believe in Jesus as their personal Savior from sin and an eternity in hell. But there is no other way to heaven except through faith in Him. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ( NIV)

Jesus died for the sins of every person who ever lived—yours included! That’s how much He loves you. If you believe in Him as your Savior, full forgiveness and salvation in heaven is yours. You don’t receive those gifts by anything you do or don’t do. It’s a free gift, given by grace (undeserved love).  The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” ( NIV)


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Bestselling author Tim Wesemann founded Foolish Words, a full-time writing and speaking ministry in 2000, after serving as a Lutheran pastor for eleven years. An author of 40 books for children, youth, and adults with more than 1,750,000 copies in print, Tim's published works also include magazine articles, devotional resources, pastoral aides, greeting cards, song lyrics, curricula, and dramas.In 2007, Tim's book Jack Bauer's Having a Bad Day: An Unauthorized Investigation of Faith in 24: Season One (Cook) landed on CBA's top 50 Best Sellers list and twice in the top 25 list in the "Christian