According to some people, Christ died to give all a ‘chance’ at being saved! I do not know that I hate anything more in my soul than to hear that. It makes Jesus Christ so little–that He should do so much, and after all, only to get us a ‘chance’ of being saved. Why, if a man is set up in business, you see how often it happens that he fails in it; and if man cannot manage the paltry things of time and sense without being insolvent, what will he do with eternal realities? And if you come a little closer, when God ‘made man upright’ and he had no sinful nature, what did he do with his innocence? He lost it all! And yet poor presumptuous man has the vanity to think you and I could manage the ‘chance’ of being saved. What an insult it is to the LORD Jesus Christ to fix the eternal honor of God upon ‘chance,’ and that ‘chance’ to be managed by a poor sinful creature that is tumbling into half a dozen holes every hour of his life! NO, NO! Thanks be to God for immortal realities and certainties.
What is said concerning what Christ has done? That He has "...put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." (Hebrews 9:26) He has "finished transgression and made an end of sins..." (Daniel 9:24) He has redeemed us from all iniquity, He has "…redeemed us from the curse of the law,"(Galatians 3:13) from destruction and from the power of the devil; He has obtained eternal redemption for us;He has redeemed us to God.To the honor of the Eternal Triune. God said, not that the redeemed shall have a ‘chance’, but that the redeemed shall "...come with singing unto Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their head...and sorrow and mourning shall flee away."(Isaiah 51:11) The LORD Jesus Christ has done this great work; and He has gone to Heaven shouting, "Victory," for, "God is gone up with a shout; the LORD with the sound of a trumpet."(Psalm 47:5) He rose from the grave as a demonstrative proof that sin was destroyed, law satisfied, God honored, His people eternally and everlastingly saved. And the immortal honors of God unite in their salvation; therefore, He ever lives at the right hand of the Father to make intercession.