Calvinism Refuted

"Limited Atonement"

(or Christ did not die for all men's sins)

Bible Texts Calvinists misuse to prove "Limited Atonement"

2 Pet 3:16
"as also in all Paul's letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction."

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1. John 10:15­16

  1. Argument: Jesus died only for His sheep (which they take to mean the elect).
  2. Answer: In verse 16, Christ taught that there are "other sheep not of this fold" who would come into the fold. Calvinists deny that one can change from "sheep not of the fold" to "sheep of the fold." There are numerous Bible examples of those who made that chance.
  3. Many Corinthians had changed­ lCorinthians 6:9­11
  4. Paul changed ­ 1 Timothy 1:13­14

2. Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:25

  1. Argument: Christ died only for those who are saved ­ again, the elect.
  2. Answer: He died to purchase the church; there is no doubt about that. And the church is composed of the saved. But the Bible truth that Calvinists overlook is that any man or woman can become a part of that church.
  3. Hebrews 5:8,9 ­ all who obey (not only those who are elected to salvation)
  4. Acts 2:47 ­ not all will be saved, but all do have the right to be saved by obedience (vs. 38­41)

3. Romans 9:13

  1. Argument: The love of God in giving Jesus as a sacrifice was not a general kindness to all creation. "But it is a special and discriminating love, the favor which he bears to his own people, as distinct from others." (Five Points of Calvinism; Limited Atonement, John Gill)
  2. Answer: "Special and discriminating love?" That sounds a whole lot different from the Bible teaching that "there is no partiality with God." (Rom. 2:11)
  3. This phraseology is used here to show a contrast between righteousness and unrighteousness. Jesus came through the bloodline of Jacob, because he, for the most part, kept himself pure. Esau proved unworthy of this by profaning himself and selling his birthright (Heb. 12:16). This passage shows that Jacob was chosen for this honor because his righteousness exceeded that of his brother, Esau.


God is no respector of persons. Jesus died for ALL men. Anyone who obeys the gospel may be saved eternally (Rev. 22:17).

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