Monthly Archives: May 2010

Particular Redemption: Answering Objections

One of the primary objections to the doctrine of Particular Redemption is that it undercuts the free proclamation of the gospel to all people.  According to this objection, if you cannot say with certainty to a lost person, “Christ paid … Continue reading

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Particular Redemption: A Biblical Case, Part 2

The second and third arguments for Particular Redemption are as follows: (2) The connection between Christ’s intercessory work as high priest and his atoning work as sacrifice demands a particularity in the intention of his atoning work.  The reason is … Continue reading

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Particular Redemption: A Biblical Case

I have affirmed that God intended to secure infallibly the salvation of his elect and only his elect in the atoning work of Christ.  This is a doctrine known as “Particular Redemption” (so named because of the particularity of the … Continue reading

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The Intent of the Atonement: My View

What did God the Father intend to accomplish through the atoning work of his Son?  I affirm at least two divine intentions in the atonement, which I state as follows: (1) God intended to secure infallibly the complete salvation of … Continue reading

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The Intent of the Atonement: Clarifying the Question

Christians have understood the divine intention in the cross in different ways.  Traditionally, in answer to the question, “For whom did Christ die?” proponents of so-called “Limited Atonement” have answered, “Christ died for the elect; that is, he died to … Continue reading

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The Atonement Question: Extent or Intent?

What did Christ achieve on the cross?  That question has been the subject of debate for centuries, particularly between those who espouse the doctrine of Particular Redemption (also known less helpfully as “Limited Atonement”) and those who espouse General Redemption … Continue reading

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The Perfection of the Cross

It was a humid, almost balmy Friday morning in Louisville on May 14, 2010.  Little did I realize the mass of sweat that was gathering on my shirt under my thick, black, rented robe as I sat in the front … Continue reading

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