Clearing Up Some Common Misperceptions of "Particular Redemption"
September 3, 2007 2 Comments
This (Clearing Up Some Common Misperceptions of “Particular Redemption” (Monergism)) was posted over at Monergism. It seems that I am finding a lot of posts about Limited Atonement lately. What makes it interesting is that I have not been actively searching for them.
Of the 3 points made in the post, only the last one was new to me. It says “Calvinists and non-Calvinists alike believe there are some benefits in the atonement to all persons, and redemptive benefits only to some.” I am not sure that I have ever seen this point made before. Basically it is saying that all people, even the non-elect, receive some benefit from the Atonement. The Elect receive redemption and the non-elect receive a postponement of judgement. I can understand this point but it really does not change anything. The Elect are still elect and the non-elect are not elect. Their judgment is still coming…when does not really matter in the grand scheme of things.