The Span Of God’s Redemptive Work

Q. Like many other Christians I am looking for the return of the lord Jesus. If Jesus’ return draws near which is my hope, I was wondering how the enormous price Jesus had to pay on the cross for mankind’s redemption can only be available to the period of mankinds’ existence of around 6000 years. Even if it applies to millenium believers too, the respective time frame is still nothing in contrast to eternity. Thank you for your bible comments and thoughts on this.

A. Jesus became a man to save mankind. No other creatures of any kind were included in His redemptive work. Mankind’s natural existence will span the period of time between the creation of Adam and the birth of the last person at the end of the Millennium. This is estimated to be about 7,000 years. According to my understanding of God’s word there were no humans born before Adam. Since we don’t know much about eternity we can’t say for certain whether there will be any children born after the end of the Millennium, but if there are they won’t need redeeming (1 Cor. 15:20-28).

According to Hebrews 10:12-14 Jesus died once for all time. Therefore, redemption has been available to every human who ever was or ever will be born and is in need of it, if they choose to accept it.

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