Did Christ die on the cross for everyone, or for only some?
Some would say that he only died for those He had hand-picked since the beginning of time to be his saved brethren.
And in the same vein, if he did die for All, then why are so many people still lost?
He died on the cross because he was thought to be commiting sedition against the Roman government in Judea by fomenting rebellion. There were two Jewish states in those days that were protectorates of Rome: Galilee and Judea. Judea was constantly in rebellion and the Romans took over its direct administration while Jesus was still a baby. Galillee kept some degree of autonomy under its own "monarch". As a Nazerean, Jesus was raised in the free state of Galilee--a land of magicians, prophets, would-be messiahs, and fringe holy men. When he came to Judea, he found himself to be an outsider in an occupied state. Many factions of rebellion had already formed and were preparing for a great revolt against Rome. When Jesus began trying to unite the Jews there and formed his own bands of dissenting followers, he was arrested and executed.
First of all, you have to understand that these Homo sapiens bodies are not the children of God. The sleeping immortals, within (true selves, souls, Holy Ghosts), are God's children -- created in His image and likeness.
These bodies are only a tool created to assist in the rescue attempt.
But some children of God are so attached to their egos and bodies that they do not want to return (wake up).
Christ's sacrifice was a symbol for what we all must do -- let the ego self die, and let the true self, within, awaken. Only with spiritual consciousness will continuity of consciousness prevail after bodily death. This is how everlasting life works. It's not about keeping your Homo sapiens body. You've had many of them. Alas! Even most Christians reject this idea, though Jesus talked about it -- that Elijah had come back and no one recognized him.
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