The Election of Christ’s Sheep — [John 10]

  In John 10 Jesus reveals who He died for and who He calls to salvation. It confirms Sovereign Election and Particular Redemption.   Note: It would be helpful for you to also read my Commentary on John 10.   (John 10:14-16) – 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and Read More …

Understanding the “All” Verses Regarding the Atonement

  Introduction Is the atonement of Christ limited or unlimited in its scope? In other words, did Christ die for all people, as in every individual who comes into the world, or did He die for particular individuals, referred to in the Bible as “the elect?” There are several verses in the Bible that use Read More …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Corp & Indiv) — [1 of 4]

  Four Major Flaws of Arminian Corporate Election (CE)   I have a lot of respect for the Arminian view of CE. It presents a scholarly and fairly plausible interpretation of the doctrine of election. There are certain aspects to that position that I agree with. I think it has the right basic idea, but Read More …

Redemption of the Elect — [Romans 8:28-39]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (slightly updated).   Introduction Romans 8:28-39 serves as the introduction to Romans 9. Therefore, in order to understand chapter 9, we must understand this passage in Romans 8. The subject is the doctrine of election. Particular redemption (limited atonement) is seen all over this Read More …

Examples of Unconditional Sovereign Election

  Introduction How are we to understand the doctrine of election? Does God look down the corridor of time to see who will receive Christ as Lord and Savior, and then choose those individuals for salvation (as many Christians believe)? Or does God know and predestine certain individuals before they’re born? In the first case, Read More …

The Gospel is Hidden to Everyone Who is Perishing

  Introduction In regard to the doctrine of election unto salvation, there’s two different views of understanding:   Election based on faith (Arminian): God chooses to save anyone who decides to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. Christ died for every individual who comes into the world, and that salvation is available to everyone who Read More …

Divine Appointments Point to Divine Election

  Introduction   There are two positions regarding salvation and the doctrine of election:   Personal, Free Will – The belief that Christ died for all and that salvation is available to all. This is known as unlimited atonement, or atonement for all. Election is understood as either individual or corporate. In individual election, God Read More …

God Must Empower the Gospel Message

  Introduction Have you ever wondered why one person responds to the gospel message in faith, while another rejects it? What’s the difference? Why does one see the gospel of Jesus Christ as the truth, while another sees it as a fictitious story? Why does one see the wisdom of receiving Christ as Lord and Read More …

The “Giving” and “Drawing” of Christ’s Sheep – [John 6:37,44-45]

  All Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible (WEB).   Introduction John chapters 6 and 10 are key chapters in understanding the doctrine of election. Is election conditional or unconditional? Is it corporate or individual, or is it both? Did Christ die for certain elect, or did He die for every individual who Read More …

Who Are Christ’s Sheep? — [John 10]

  All Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible (WEB).   Introduction A key chapter in determining who Christ died for, and why one person believes in Christ and why another doesn’t, is John chapter 10, about Christ’s sheep. This is a chapter that many Christians use to argue for unconditional election and limited Read More …

Christ Died for the Church — [His Elect Bride]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (slightly updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction For whom did Jesus actually die? Was it every person who enters the world? Or was it for a specific people? The extent of Christ’s atonement is much debated among Christians. Jesus either died for everyone, or Read More …

Got Questions, “Limited Atonement — Is it Biblical?”

  I would like to recommend an article on the atonement of Christ by gotquestions.com, titled “Limited Atonement — Is it Biblical?” The author makes a number of powerfully persuasive points, and fully convinced me of the nature and extent of the atonement. Got Questions, “Limited Atonement — Is it Biblical?”