For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: (2 Cor 5:14)
Christ died for all men (Rom. 5:8). What did His death for all accomplish? It put all to death, because, we judge thus that if one died for all, all died. The apostle Paul refuses to limit the gospel to the realm of theory or legal questions. He accepts the implications of Christ's death as a practical, real experience which literally affects the lives of all men. We “judge thus,” he says. Are we to believe what is not true? Certainly not. We judge thus, only because it is true. (Rom. 6:11)
But the question is, why are not all men dead (to self) if all died? It is because the experience of death is in one person. It is not in men outside of Christ. Christ did not provide death and life as benefits disconnected from Himself. He died, He lives. Life and death are in Him and nowhere else. Only in Him may they be experienced. Any man who is in Christ is a new creature (2 Cor. 5:17), but only in Christ.
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