There can only be three possibilities for consideration, which are as follows –
1. Christ died only for the elect, whether they be thought of as “chosen” in the Calvinist sense, or “believing” in the Arminiansense.
2. Christ died potentially for all mankind, but is operative only for those who believe.
3. Christ died in fact for all mankind, and this will be worked out fully in future administrations of His plan of salvation.
Let’s see what the implications are for these three alternatives. [Read more…]