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A recent discussion I had with a brother in the Lord who accepts the false teaching of limited atonement, a portion of Calvinism. In our discussion (last week of Mark) he gave not a single bit of attention to either one of these arguments. Instead, he dismissed them with a wave of the hand by saying “you need to use things like syllogisms to try and make your point but in the end you have zero scriptural support for your point.”

Anyone who turns against formal logic does so because formal logic turns against him.

He said I didn’t use Scripture. You have to be the judge of that.

1) If Scripture teaches God desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, then any teaching which teaches God chooses only some to be saved (those He desires; limited atonement) is a false teaching.

2) The Scripture teaches that God desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4; 4:10).

3) Thus, any teaching which teaches God chooses only some to be saved (those he desires, to whom He limits His atonement) is a false teaching.

Or another argument from our discussion:

1) Since it is the case God wants none to perish (1 Ti,. 2:4), and

2) Since it is the case that whoever calls on the name of God shall be saved (Acts 2:21),

3) Then it is the case anyone (or whosoever) calls on the Lord’s name can be and will be saved (Rom. 10:12-13)