Q: If Christ Died for All, Why Are Only Some Saved?
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A: He died for all, but you have to accept the pardon that He paid for. There is on record the account of a prisoner who was granted a pardon by the governor, but he refused to accept it. He would not accept the pardon at all. They took it to court because his friends wanted him out of jail. The judgment was that yes, a pardon could be granted, but it wasn't valid until it was accepted by the individual. There's a pardon for every sinner on the topside of the earth, but you have to call for it by faith before it becomes yours. In other words, you have to trust Christ as your Savior.