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    Jesus Died For the Children of God who are Scattered Abroad.

    John 11:49-52 (English Standard Version)

    49But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all. 50Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish." 51He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

    Revelation 5:9 (English Standard Version)

    9And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,

    FROM EVERY TRIBE & Jesus would die gather into one the children of God WHO are scattered abroad.

    In other words, where the Scripture says Jesus died for the whole world, (also written by the apostle John) it interprets itself by showing that he means all people without distinction not all people without exception. Not Jews only, but Jews and Gentiles FROM every nation.

    Posted by John on February 5, 2011 02:12 PM

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