June 19, 2010

Curt Daniel on the Connection Between the "All" of the Atonement and the "Revealed Salvific Will of God"

We call attention to Calvin's warning that if one limits the 'all' of the atonement, then one limits the revealed salvific will of God, which necessarily infringes on the preaching of the gospel and diminishes the "hope of salvation" of those to whom the Gospel is preached. Both High and Hyper-Calvinists fell prey to Calvin's warning. The former limited the atonement and opened the door to limiting the revealed will that all be saved. Hyper-Calvinists went through that door and logically diminished the Gospel ministry and content.
Curt Daniel, Hyper-Calvinism and John Gill (Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 1983), 603.

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