Definite Atonement (Part 2)
The idea that God demonstrates saving grace toward a select few can rub even Christians the wrong way. Rather than responding with cries of injustice, we would do better to examine the source of these emotions. If we evaluate our hearts honestly, we will acknowledge that our feelings originate from a sense of entitlement. Simply put, as depraved human beings we believe we deserve God’s mercy. Since the doctrine of definite atonement removes this notion, it receives scathing responses. Yet, as Dr. Lawson continues to show, Jesus and His Word clearly teach definite atonement, for it maintains the unity of the Godhead and demonstrates the fullness of grace absent in any other proposed system of salvation.