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Is Limited Attonement Really A Problem?

There are many people out there who call themselves 4 point Calvinists. Calvinism has often, and wrongly, been simplified to the 5 points of Calvinism, or TULIP. I say wrongly because Calvinism does hold to TULIP, but it holds to much, much more, and to say that Calvinism is basically TULIP is to over simplify the teaching of Calvin, or what most people mean – reformation theology.

Most 4 point Calvinists reject the L in TULIP usually because they believe that it removes people’s “free will” or responsibility, and it destroys the idea that God’s offer of salvation is real and not pretend. But before I craft my response allow me to quickly explain TULIP for those who do not know what it means:

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