Atonement

Edward Bird on The Horrible Decree of Unconditional Election

, posted by Godismyjudge

Great example of early Engish Arminianism (1726). Bird explains total depravity, prevenient grace, unlimited atonement, conditional decrees, predestination and perserveriance as he examines some of the problems in Calvinism. He has mild appeals to middle…

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Systematic Theology is Like Connect-the-Dots

, posted by Godismyjudge

This post is an excerpt from the book review of Death of Death in the Death of Christ. Systematic Theology is like connect-the-dots. One takes biblical data points and draws relationships between them to form…

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Atonement for All

, posted by TrueHope

Jesus Christ died on the cross as a provision for all people, so that there is forgiveness of sins for all who believe, even though many are not forgiven because they refuse to believe. Jesus…

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According to Scripture, Jesus Died For …

, posted by Kevin Jackson

According to scripture, Jesus died for … Us all (Isaiah 53:6) His people (Matthew 1:21) All who are weary (Matthew 11:28) Many (Matthew 20:28) His people (Luke 1:68) All the people (Luke 2:10) The lost…

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The Farmer, the Boys, and the Pond

, posted by Kevin Jackson

In his book “Chosen but Free“, Dr. Norman Geisler* gives an illustration that vividly explains the problem with the Calvinistic teaching of Limited Atonement. Here is a paraphrase of the story: There was a farmer…

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The Early Church and Calvinism

, posted by Ben Henshaw

This is a detailed study of Calvinism in light of the earliest Christian writers (Ante-Nicene Church Fathers). It demonstrates that the primary features of Calvinism were not taught by the Ante-Nicene Fathers but were actually considered heretical by these early Christian writers (often connected to various forms of gnosticism). Numerous quotes from these Ante-Nicene writers are provided for the reader to carefully consider.

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The Savior of All Men (1 Tim. 4:10)

, posted by Ben Henshaw

This article seems to be written from a moderate Calvinist (4-point) position but still does a nice job showing that a proper exegesis of 1 Tim. 4:10 teaches unlimited atonement. Click on link below to…

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Sufficient for All, Efficient for the Elect

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A missionary from our church who ministers in India told the story of a conversation he had with his three year old son concerning the word “famine.” His son did not know what the word…

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Matt 1:21: How Calvinists Blind Side a Text

, posted by arminianbaptist

He Will Save His People from Their Sins: How Calvinists Don’t Bother Looking from the Other Side One of the more inane proof-texts for Calvinism is Matthew 1:21: “…for he will save his people from…

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The Sin-Bearer: Free at Last!

, posted by Godismyjudge

This post is an excerpt from the book review of John Owen’s Death of Death in the Death of Christ. Without question, one of Owen’s favorite themes in the atonement is that of Christ as…

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