Christ did not lay down His life to atone for the sins of all of mankind!Posted: December 1, 2009
8:7 Christ, in the work of mediation, acts according to both natures, by each nature doing that which is proper to itself; yet, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature is sometimes in Scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other nature.
Thoughts: Christ did not lay down His life to atone for the sins of all of mankind, nor for an indefinite number of saints. His sacrifice was indeed sufficient to save the whole world, had it been designed to do so; but in the purpose of God and in the undertaking of Christ, it was determined that He should make atonement for those who were elected in Him to everlasting life; these only He represented, and these only shall be saved through His redemption. This truth is commonly called limited atonement or what seems to be a better term in my book, particular redemption.