Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Irrefutable Biblical Evidence of Limited Atonement

This is one passage that demonstrates the limitation of Christ Jesus' atonement is solely for the elect:

Rom 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Rom 8:32  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33  Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;
Rom 8:34  who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Rom 8:35  Who will separate us from the love of Christ?

It struck me as I read this today while doing my FOF homework, that the atonement is directly connected to the justification, intercession for, and love of the elect by God. It is impossible to therefore claim that Jesus died for all people, because here in this passage (there are others) it shows that for all whom Jesus died, He justified, He loves, and He intercedes on their behalf. To say that Jesus atoned for all the sin of all the people who would ever live IS to necessitate that He also will justify, love, and intercede for ALL people and thus you have: universalism.

Also I noted that for all the elect that Jesus died for, have no outstanding charges laid to their account. Those who claim Jesus died for all people must go against Scripture here and say in contradiction to it, that in fact, there are still charges made against the one for whom Jesus died.

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