Whether new to Christianity or a long time adherent in some form, there is seemingly a deal of complication and difference of opinion on theological matters. 1,440 more words
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Jesus Christ, ‘the Lamb without blemish’, has ‘made atonement’ for sin through the shedding of His ‘precious blood’(1:3-5; 1 Peter 1:18-19). This offering of Christ – He ‘loved us and gave Himself up for us’- is ‘a pleasing odour to the Lord’, ‘a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God’(1:9,13,17; Ephesians 5:2). 343 more words
What does Reformed theology teach about the extent of Christ’s atonement? Francis Turretin (d. 1687) explained definite atonement well:
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“The common opinion of the Reformed is that Christ – from the mere good pleasure of the Father – was appointed and given as a Redeemer and head, not to all men, but to a certain number of men.