I still don't get the logic , or rather the lack thereof which maintains that we Christians ,especially ministers , are to tell folks that Christ died for them . That notion is what I held to for years without giving it much thought or analysis . But after coming to the biblical stance of Christ dying specifically for His people -- I cannot tell people a lie . We need to keep it biblical . Let's see . To say Christ died for you is the same as Christ atoned for your sins , you have been reconciled with Him . But that is not scriptural . Christ died in the place of -- for His own only . The epistles were written to believers -- His elect ones . For the sake of the elect He accomplished so great a salvation . The names of the elect only are written in the Lamb's Book of Life . Christ laid down for the benefit of the sheep -- no others . It was the Church alone which Christ shed His blood for . In Isaiah 53:11 which is speaking of Christ and His sin sacrifice it says that after the suffering of His soul He was satisfied . His cross-work was completed and Jesus said " It is finished ." There were no unaccounted for people . His atonement was full and complete .He bore the iniquities of all that He designed to justify . He didn't die for any in Hell or going there . Their sins were not atoned for .They have no reconciliation . Jesus didn't waste a single drop of blood . His death was not in vain . It achieved all that it was intended for . Only redeemed ones receive redemption . The obvious must be stated .