Who Are The Many?
Who are the many for whom Christ gave his
life a ransom at
Hebrews 2:9 is a verse that will-worshippers love to quote as an imaginary proof that Christ died for all. They build their doctrine on the phrase, "That he by the grace of God should taste death for every man." If any will bother to check a Greek New Testament, they will discover that the word man is not in the text at all. It was added by our translators to make the passage read more smoothly. Literally translated, the last phrase of Hebrews 2:9 would read, "that he by the grace of God should taste death for every ." Those for whom Christ died, for whom he tasted death, are identified in the verses immediately following. They are the many sons he brings to glory (v. 10)...the brethren he sanctifies and owns (v. 11)...the children God gave him (v. 13)...the them delivered from the bondage and fear of death (vv. 14-15)...the seed of Abraham whom he took hold on to save (v. 16)...and the people for whom he is a faithful, saving High Priest (vv. 17-18).
The many for whom Christ gave his life a ransom are the many who believe on him unto life everlasting. Are you one of them?