Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bnonn is pretty good.

Or at any rate I find his treatment of universal atonement pretty clean and well thought.  Part 1 is the real money maker.

Part 1: Particular atonement is inconsistent with what is revealed in Scripture about federal headship and forensic imputation: two doctrines central to Christ’s penal substitution.

 Part 2: Particular atonement is inconsistent with the universal gospel call, whether it is conceived of as an invitation, or as a command only.

Part 3: particular atonement provides no grounds for faith, and makes the assurance of salvation impossible.

 Part 4: Answering the objection that universal atonement requires that God be at cross-purposes with himself

Part 5: Answering the objection that universal atonement entails either universal salvation, or a double payment for sins

Part 6: Answering the objection that a universal atonement would not actually secure or guarantee salvation for anyone.

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