How did Jesus save the world when he could not save one man from sin?
Did Jesus really save the world
How did Jesus save the world when he could not save one man?
It is obvious that theories come up day by day consequently people disagree with an already laid down theory/ doctrine. Some people claim that Jesus died because of the glory he would gain from it while others claim that he did not die to save anyone. Many, if not all Christians, belief that he died for the sin of man. That is to say, Jesus died to save man from save the wrath of God. He did not only die for the Christians but for all mankind. This may be the part some people do not enjoy especially the atheist, pagan, and other religions yet the Christians insist, as they believe, that Jesus died to save man and he is the only way to God.
Jesus knew that he would be betrayed as the bible recorded. He even mentioned it and he knowingly made his betrayer one of his disciples. There is the need, at this point, to feel sorry for Judas if he was used without his knowledge.
Were there no other ways to arrest and crucify Jesus without Judas betraying him?
Is it possible that Judas revealed something, which was not recorded, that led to the arrest?
There should be other ways to get the salvation job done without involving Judas after all “with God all things are possible.”
The sad part of the story is that Jesus even pushed Judas to do it.
John 13:26-28 “Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And he dipped the bread; He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “what you do, do quickly.”
There need to pity Judas because what happened to him was as if he was hypnotized. That means there was nothing he would do because he was not himself yet the same Jesus said, “Woe to that man by whom I am betrayed.”
Jesus knew that Judas would betray him. He could have stopped him but he did not only make him his disciple but he also said, “what you do, do quickly.” It is funny that the other disciples did not know what Judas was up to even after Jesus told them that it is the person he would give bread. Jesus had the power to help Judas but he did not help him. Jesus could have saved Judas from sin but he did not save him.
Luke 22: 31-32 “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith should not fail…” here Jesus said, he prayed for peter so that he would not fail to Satan. The interesting thing was that he said, “Satan has asked for you” that is Satan asked for peter but he prayed for peter.
Then why did not Jesus pray for Judas?
How could Jesus save the world when he could not save a single man from being used by the devil?
Is it possible that he allowed the thing to happen so that he could enjoy the praises and glory he enjoys today? Today most people claim that he is God so they worship him as God.
However, if it is claimed that Judas must be used, that is a man had to be used to betray Jesus so that he could save mankind then Judas is the real victim because he was made to play a part which he may not have played if the opportunity was not given to him.
It is certain that some people will continue to believe that Jesus did not die for their sake and they can ask, how did he do it and what did he prevent?
Others will continue to teach that he came to save man from sin not minding how it was done. Whatever we choose to believe cannot change the truth, if it is out there.
What is the truth?
Do you want to know the truth?
The truth will not change even if our belief is right or wrong. Believe what you see reasons to believe as the truth and let others believe theirs. Let us do it peacefully. That is the freedom of religion.