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Calvin’s Error of Limited Atonement

©by Rev. D.A. Waite, Th.D., Ph. D

This article was written by Rev. D.A. Waite, Th.D, Ph. D. of the Bible for Today, Incorporated, and posted with his permission. The Bible for Today has a collection of over 2,600 resource articles which cover an extensive range of topics. The 105 page catalog for these materials can be obtained by sending your request to The Bible for Today, 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108. A $5.00 donation to The Bible for Today is requested to help defray reproduction and mailing costs. I apologize for any electronic scanning errors which were not corrected on proof reading this page before posting.

Table of Contents

LIMITED ATONEMENT DEFINED

LIMITED ATONEMENT REFUTED BY THE SCRIPTURES

Isaiah 53:5-6 Refutes Limited Atonement

Matthew 11:28 Refutes Limited Atonement

John 1:29b Refutes Limited Atonement

John 3:14 Refutes Limited Atonement

John 3:18 Refutes Limited Atonement

Romans 5:6 Refutes Limited Atonement

2 Corinthians 5:19 Refutes Limited Atonement

1 Timothy 2:5-6 Refutes Limited Atonement

Hebrews 2:9 Refutes Limited Atonement

2 Peter 2:1 Refutes Limited Atonement

1 John 4:14 Refutes Limited Atonement

1 John 2:2 Refutes Limited Atonement

LIMITED ATONEMENT REFUTED BY THE BIBLE’S TERMS FOR RECEPTION OF SALVATION

The Terms of John 1:12 Refute Limited Atonement

The Terms of John 3:16 Refute Limited Atonement

The Terms of John 3:17 Refute Limited Atonement

Other Verses Among Many Others Whose Terms Refute Limited Atonement

THEOLOGIANS WHO OPPOSE LIMITED ATONEMENT

JOHN CALVIN MODIFIED HIS POSITION AND FAVORED AN UNLIMITED ATONEMENT!

John Calvin Witnesses for Unlimited Atonement – Commentary on Mark 14:24

John Calvin Witnesses for Unlimited Atonement – Commentary on Romans 5:18

John Calvin Witnesses for Unlimited Atonement – Last Will And Testament

CONCLUSIONS

Preface

The weakest link in John Calvin’s philosophy (and I call it “philosophy” instead of “theology” because in this particular matter at least, he is 100% contrary to the revealed will of God as given to us in the Bible, hence, it cannot properly be called “theology”) is his so-called false teaching on the “LIMITED ATONEMENT,” or the “L” in his followers ” T. U. L. I. P. ” five points These five points, in general, are as follows:

Total depravity of man

Unconditional election by God

Limited atonement by Christ

Irresistible grace of the Holy Spirit

Perseverance of the believers in salvation

Whether or not John Calvin himself formulated these five points as such, or whether they were mere formulations of the followers of John Calvin, based upon CALVIN’S INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, is not the question. The main point is that these FIVE POINTS, or the “T. U. L. I. P.” presently characterize the theology which is called by its strictest adherents, “CALVINISM.” For this reason, we have chosen the title, CALVIN’S ERROR OF “LIMITED ATONEMENT”. It could, perhaps, just as easily be called “CALVINISM’S ERROR OF ‘LIMITED ATONEMENT.'”

By this title, there is but ONE major consideration to be taken up in this study, and that is the strictly LIMITED coverage of Calvinism’s “LIMITED ATONEMENT” teaching. It is NOT our purpose to discuss any of the other FIVE POINTS of the “T.U.L.I.P.” I am attacking ONLY the THIRD POINT or the “L” of the “T U L. I P.” without discussing pro or con the other FOUR POINTS. This has been done, because for me at least, this is the most IMPORTANT ERROR of Calvinism today.

via Calvin’s Error of Limited Atonement.

via Calvin’s Error of Limited Atonement.

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