The Atonement: Limited or Unlimited

“Christ… felt and endured the wrath of God against the sins of all mankind… The keenest and most bitter anguish of soul, which is doubtless a sense of the wrath of God against the sins of the whole human race.” – Zacharias Ursinus



By Pastor Glem Melo

Tomorrow evening at our Canons of Dort class, we will focus our studies on the following articles of Head of Doctrine II (Christ’s Death and Man’s Redemption Through it):

Article 3: The Infinite Value of Christ’s Death

Article 4: Why His Death Has Infinite Value

Article 5: The Universal Proclamation of the Gospel

Article 6: Why Some Do Not Believe

Aside from searching the Scriptures on this most crucial topic, we will also examine what the Heidelberg Catechism teaches in its Lord’s Day 37  lesson:

Question: What do you confess when you say that He suffered?

Answer: During all the time He lived on earth, but especially at the end, Christ bore in body and soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race. Thus, by His suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice, He has redeemed our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtained for us…

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