“sufficient for all, but efficient for the elect”

“To place, then, the atonement of the Lord of glory into the realm of possibility is a theological mistake. To speculate about the nature of the atonement, or what the atonement could have done, is a mistake. To say that the atonement of Jesus is “sufficient for all, efficient for the elect” is to say the same thing as the crazy statement – the atonement of Jesus Christ is “sufficient to save aliens on planet Zeno, efficient for the elect,” or any other wild construction you would like to place in the beginning of the statement. It remains completely and utterly hypothetical, which is, in fact, meaningless.” to read the complete article by C. Matthew McMahon following the link.

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