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Credo-On Limited Atonement

July 15th, 2008

Calvinists through the centuries have discussed this one as Jesus died only for the elect. That being written, some have stated that they questioned whether Calvin himself actually believed this. I actually ask this question about Calvin as well. Instead of limited atonement, some have re-labelled it as a definite atonement-that is that Jesus died for a specific group of people. These Calvinists point to the elect as that “definite” group in favor of limiting the atonement. On this one, I part company with historical Calvinists and plead for 1 John2 where John writes that Jesus did not only die for our sins but for the sins of “the whole world”.

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  1. jasondcp says

    The question isn’t did Christ die for the whole world. It’s did he die in the same way, for the whole world. For the Elect his death was a Propitiation, which those who don’t claim Christ as Lord and Savior he’s not a propitiation.

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