Objections to Calvinism as It Is; In a Series of Letters Addressed to N.L. Rice

Objections to Calvinism as It Is; In a Series of Letters Addressed to N.L. Rice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...is forgiveness? How are the elect nardoned? Has not their debt been paid to the utmost farthing? What remains to be pardoned? Is there any great clemency in relinquishing a claim when it has been fully liquidated--paid to the utmost farthing? Is such the mercy of our Lord? The atonement, regarded in this light, can be nothing short of a stupendous slander of the character of God. So it seems to me. Such are a part of the objections we bring against the Calvinian view of the atonement. It may be proper, briefly, to recapitulate here. The views of the atonement objected to are: First. That it is limited to part of the race. Second. All for whom it was made must be infallibly saved. Third. It consists in actually suffering and obeying for those for whom it was designed. To these views we have objected. 1. The doctrine of a limited atonement has no foundation in the Scriptures. 2. It is directly contrary to the Scriptures, which teach: (1.) That Christ died for all. (2.) Which contrast the extent of the benefits of Christ's death with the extent of the evils of Adam's sin. (3.) Which represent those who are lost as purchased by Christ. (4.) Which offer the benefits of Christ's death to all. (5.) Which require all men to believe in and receive Christ. (6.) Which make the sinner's damnation a result of his rejection of Christ. (7.) Which teach that those who are finally lost might have been saved. (8.) Which represent God as a being of universal love. (9.) As willing the salvation of those who may come short. (10.) As impartial, etc. It will be perceived in a moment, how all such Scriptures bear against a limited atonement. 3. It is adverse to all our conceptions of God, converting him rather into a monster of cruelty, than the parent of all. 4. It...show more

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