Question 356

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Can you give insight into 1 Cor. 9:22 & John 11:43?

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might, by all means, save some.

John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.


In 1 Corinthians 9:22 the Apostle Paul was just stating that in order to share the Gospel and lead some people to the Lord for salvation he (Paul) became interested in what interested them.

In John 11:43 The reason why the Lord Jesus called out Lazarus by name to rise from the dead is that if Jesus had just said “Come Forth” in general, then ALL of the believers that laid dead in their graves would have risen from the dead.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23