Jim Lincoln wrote: First of all Jesus never used boxing as an illustration for much of anything unless you take this as one: Luke 4:27 â€śBut I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.---ESV It's a pity this Baptist preacher doesn't open the Bible once in awhile and actually see what it says.
No where in scripture are we commanded to pray for God's enemies. Only for OUR enemies.
"..I have followed the ordinary interpretation, that â€śhe bore the sin of many,â€ť though we might without impropriety consider the Hebrew word (rabbim,) to denote â€śGreat and Noble.â€ť And thus the contrast would be more complete, that Christ, while â€śhe was ranked among transgressors,â€ť became surety for every one of the most excellent of the earth, and suffered in the room of those who hold the highest rank in the world. I leave this to the judgment of my readers. Yet I approve of the ordinary reading, that he alone bore the punishment of many, because on him was laid the guilt of the whole world. It is evident from other passages, and especially from the fifth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans, so that â€śmanyâ€ť sometimes denotes â€śall.â€ť"
The argument is not concerning every single individual, but specifically concerning whether the translation of Great and Noble be true. In the context, Calvin's comment about many and all is a reference to all classes of men. In fact in many other places both in his commentaries and Institutes he makes this case again and again.
The other places you selectively quote are equally deceptive.
SteveR wrote: Cease from your wickedness, the Bishop of Rome is a just a man that believes Jesus is the Christ 2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,... 2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh.. 2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: .. 2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. .. 2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.