Jim Lincoln wrote: Calvin's Error of Limited Atonement
Jim Ever come across the term "Remnant"???
It means that only a "LIMITED" number of people will be saved by the Lord.
Rom 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a REMNANT shall be saved:" (KJV)
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?" (KJV)
Now this is a verse from a Book called the Bible Jim, (KJV) (thats opposed to a book called the NASB) - The verse refers to God as the "potter" Paul goes on to reveal that God creates two types of people one to honour, the other to dishonour - So GOD LIMITS one group to BE "honour" and the other group to be "dishonour." Guess which group GOD saves Jim! Thats right. God limits the saving to the honour group.
Now don't forget Jim - God has foresight which means HE can see into the future - therefore HE knows who to save and applies a limit specifically to that group - the elect!
Jim Lincoln wrote: However, limited atonement says that God isn't powerful enough to save everyone, and if that was His sovereign will He would, but he says He won't only the ones he has chosen.
Jim Your close but not Biblically close.
Limited Atonement DOES NOT imply that "God is'nt powerful" enough as you mistakenly infer.
Limited Atonement as I have stated below "IS LIMITED BY GOD in election as the Bible states for those who can read!!"
Therefore Limited Atonement leaves election entirely in God's Hands, God's choice and God's decision.
We prefer to leave the Sovereignty of God with God Himself.
The 4pointer is trying to imply that God cannot do what He has stated, - in that they are suggesting "is that what Jesus did on the cross is insufficient to save everybody." Which of course is not true, not Biblical.
As I said 4pointers are lacking in Biblical truth.
This 4pointer seed is directing people back to the Arminian road and eventually to Rome.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Gil Rugh wrote: Four-Point Calvinism. The "L" refers to limited atonement which marks the difference between five-point Calvinism and four-point Calvinism. A four-point Calvinist believes that limited atonement is not biblical. The concept of limited atonement is that Christ died only for those whom God chose. He did not die for every person in the world; He died only for the elect, those chosen by God. Rather than holding to the position of limited atonement, a four-point Calvinist believes in unlimited atonement, meaning Christ died for everyone
Four point "Calvinism" is a poor less than Biblical view of a Sovereign God.
Limited Atonement - IS LIMITED BY GOD in election as the Bible states for those who can read!! Leaving our Sovereign God with choice, decision and election.
God's Son Christ Jesus died for the elect HIS OWN SHEEP as He puts it in Scripture.
God the Father did not plan to make Christ pay for the unsaved, unelect reprobates - THEIR justice is written and recorded in the Book of Life. God foreknew that the unsaved would NOT be covered by Christ's sacrifice.