Some Points to Consider When Examining Limited Atonement
November 23, 2010 8 Comments
I think I prefer the term Particular Redemption over Limited Atonement but the concept is the same. In this article, Robertson lists several points in favor of limited atonement Roger Nicole made from chapter 5 of his book Our Sovereign Savior. One of the best points is
The real issue is the design or intent of the Father when he sent his Son to die on the cross and purchase redemption for sinners. Since all sinners do not get saved then there is either a limit in the effectiveness of the atonement or a limit in its intent. Was God doing something to save all sinners and failed? Or was God purchasing the salvation of the elect and succeeded?
I have heard this before. I have used this myself. I have yet to hear a reasonable response to this. That does not mean that one does not exist but I have yet to encounter it. Please read the list and leave a comment with your response to any one or all of them.