Calvinism: How to Preach in Light of Limited Atonement

Tim Challies new blog post entitled, “Preaching the Gospel with TULIP’s Tricky ‘L’ in Mind” he answers well, the question of how do you preach in light of limited atonement. He begins his post with:

It’s a fair question for the Arminian to ask: How can you preach the free offer of the gospel when you believe in a limited atonement? How can you preach the “whosoever” of John 3:16 if you cannot be certain that Christ’s atonement was for every person? How can you say, “Turn to Christ and be saved all the ends of the earth” if Christ’s atoning sacrifice does not extend to all humanity?”

These are good questions that he answers well. So definitely check out his post here and I hope you find at as helpful as I did.

Calvinism: Limited Atonement “5 Problem Passages” – Part 4

We are taking a look at the third letter in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. and the doctrine of Limited Atonement. In Part 1 I gave a defense of Limited Atonement from a more aerial or an overall theological view. In Part 2 I gave a theological defense of Limited Atonement that is grounded in history and logic.  In Part 3 I looked at specific texts that provide evidence for a limited atonement. Today I want to take a look at five so-called “Problem Passages” for Calvinism. Continue reading “Calvinism: Limited Atonement “5 Problem Passages” – Part 4″

Calvinism: Limited Atonement – Part 3

We are taking a look at the third letter in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. and the doctrine of Limited Atonement. In Part 1 I gave a defense of Limited Atonement from a more aerial or an overall theological view. In Part 2 I gave a theological defense of Limited Atonement that is grounded in history and logic.  In this post I want to take a look at specific texts that provide evidence for a definite atonement.

Continue reading “Calvinism: Limited Atonement – Part 3”

Calvinism: Limited Atonement – Part 2

We are taking a look at the third letter in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. and the doctrine of Limited Atonement. In Part 1 I gave a defense of Limited Atonement from a more aerial or an overall theological view. In this post I want to give one more theological defense, but one that is grounded in history and has stood the test of time.  Continue reading “Calvinism: Limited Atonement – Part 2”

Calvinism: Limited Atonement – Part 1

Now we move to the third and possibly the most controversial of the five points of Calvinism. Many Christians who believe in the doctrine of election would still deny this point. We are taking a look at the third letter in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. and the doctrine of Limited Atonement. I will spend the next few posts giving a defense of the doctrine. In this post I will specifically deal with the overall theological reasons to hold to Limited Atonement. The next few posts I will deal with the exegetical proofs where I’ll detail a number of passages supporting the doctrine. Then I will end with answering some of the objections to it, as well as dealing with so-called “problem passages.” Continue reading “Calvinism: Limited Atonement – Part 1”