Belongs to Everyone Equally

   Belonging to everyone equally is one way the word "common" is defined. The word "common" is used to describe salvation in Jude three. We are to contend for the "common" salvation. In what ways is it "common?"

  Everyone needs salvation because all have sinned (Rom. 3: 9, 23). Salvation is available to all because Christ tasted of death for every man (Heb. 2:9). It is offered to all (Mark 16: 15; Acts 10: 34, 35). It is offered on the same terms to each one (Rom. 3: 30; Acts 15: 9).

  All receive the same benefits and blessings. It is like Revelation 22: 17 reads, "...And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Truly, as we often sing, the gospel is for all.

  But it is of no benefit to those who reject it. There is no way to overemphasize the urgency of coming to Christ and partaking of the common salvation.