The root and foundation of all the mistakes
I believe that it is a mistake about God Himself, which has been
the root and foundation of all the mistakes in
theology. My conviction is that Arminian theology,
to a great extent, makes God to be less than He is.
The basis and groundwork of Arminian theology lies in attaching
undue importance to man—and giving God the secondary place.
I do not believe in an atonement which is admirably wide, but
fatally ineffectual. I had rather believe a limited atonement that
is efficacious for all for whom it was intended—than a
universal atonement that is not efficacious for anybody, except the
will of man be joined with it.
Again, to think that my Savior died for those who were or are in Hell,
seems a supposition too horrible for me to entertain. To imagine for a
moment that He was the Substitute for all people; and that God, having
first punished the Substitute, afterwards punished the sinners
themselves—conflicts with all ideas of divine justice.
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If you desire to learn more about
the difference between Calvinism and Arminianism, please
peruse the following one page
of the 5 points of Calvinism.
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encourage you to watch this insightful sermon by Steve Lawson: