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Christ Did NOT Die For Every Person

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Scripture: 1 John 2:1-2
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Justice,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In the second half of verse 2 of our text, John says that Jesus is the propitiation, “not for our [sins] only, but also for those of the whole world.” This little phrase has sparked a lot of theological controversy. Those who oppose the Reformed (Calvinist) view of salvation say that this verse refutes the doctrine of “limited atonement” – that Christ died only for the elect. However, Calvinists rightly respond by pointing out that this verse cannot mean that Christ actually satisfied God’s wrath on behalf of every person, or else everyone would be saved. Scripture is clear that the wrath of God abides (remains) on those who do not obey Jesus (John 3:36). Thus they argue that the “whole world” refers to God’s elect from every tribe, tongue, and nation, not to every person who has ever lived.

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Christ Did NOT Die For Every Person

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Scripture: 1 John 2:1-2
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Gospel, Gospel, Justice, Justice,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

In the second half of verse 2 of our text, John says that Jesus is the propitiation, “not for our [sins] only, but also for those of the whole world.” This little phrase has sparked a lot of theological controversy. Those who oppose the Reformed (Calvinist) view of salvation say that this verse refutes the doctrine of “limited atonement” – …

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If Jesus Died For Everyone, Why Do Many Still Go To Hell?

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Scripture: 1 John 2:2
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

If the death of Jesus is not a mere example of sacrificial love but actual atonement (the finished payment for sin), and if Jesus died for each and every individual, why do many people still go to eternal suffering in hell? It appears as though these individuals’ sins are being paid for “twice;” once by Jesus on the cross, and …

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A Summary of 1st John

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Topics: Justice, Justice, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Guilt & Shame, Resisting Temptation, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This is the final article in an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles. Thank you for your patience. Throughout the book of First John, there has been a massive emphasis on what we as Christians can know for certain. …

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How To Grow In Christian Confidence

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Scripture: 1 John 2:28-29
Topics: Justice, Justice, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Guilt & Shame, Resisting Temptation, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. 28 And now, little children, abide in him, …

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How to Recognize A False Teacher

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Scripture: 1 John 2:18-23
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, False Doctrine,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. 18 Children, it is the last hour, and …

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Worldliness: A Deadly Disease

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Scripture: 1 John 2:15-17
Topics: Justice, Justice, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Guilt & Shame, Resisting Temptation, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. 15 Do not love the world or the …