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The third point of Calvinism “Limited Atonement” says that Jesus’ atoning death is limited to the Elect and not everyone. It means that Jesus’ death on the cross was sufficient to save only those elected by God – God’s Salvation does not extend to those outside His election. This doctrine is highly contradictory to the teachings of the bible because the bible clearly teaches that Salvation is sufficient to save all mankind. Even if there were to be hundreds or thousands times more human souls, God’s salvation is capable of saving them all. For this Salvation is consistent with God’s character and power, which is everlasting and without limits.

The book of Hebrews speaks of God’s everlasting and boundless attribute: “one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. (7:16)” ; “but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood (7:24).” ; “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! (9:14)”; “But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God (10:12).” The Lord with His everlasting and indestructible life, through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself once and for all as the perfect sin offering to complete the act of atonement. Salvation has been accomplished with such dynamic, powerful and abundant life, what has caused it to become limited only to save some and not everyone? When the Lord said, “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (1Pt 3:9).” “Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1Ti 2:4 NASB),” either God merely meant it as a figure of speech or He must have seriously lacked sincerity, because if He designed Salvation only to be sufficient for the Elect, why does He claim that He desires everyone to be saved?

In fact the term “Limited Atonement” cannot be found in the bible at all, nowhere in the bible does it suggest a limited salvation. This doctrine arises from the narrowness of man’s heart, in attempt to confine God’s infinite powers with our finite minds. All these were done for the sake of strengthening the teachings of Calvinism, to emphasise that God saves only the Elect; whereas those who were not elected, not only did God not grant them the ability to receive Christ, He did not prepare sufficient grace to save them. Such an explanation greatly diminishes the effect of God’s saving grace and power, to have taken God’s boundless and limitless salvation and shrunk it into something only sufficient for a small selected group of people in the world.

The accurate biblical truth concerning Christ’s salvation: Jesus Christ with His everlasting and indestructible life, through His eternal Spirit, offered Himself once and for all as the perfect sacrifice to God; becoming the eternal sin offering. God’s salvation is infinite, sufficient to save everyone in the past, present and future. It could not be any clearer in 1John 2:2, “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” Sadly, even though God has offered such a great gift of salvation – sufficient and available to everyone, yet within all of humanity, only a small number are willing to repent and accept Christ. This explains why there are so few that received His salvation.