Arminians say: "Christ died for all men."We must ask the Arminian: "Did Christ die so as to secure the salvation of all men? Arminian: "No, certainly not!"OK Mr. Arminian, did Christ die so as to secure the salvation of any man in particular? Arminian: "No" Mr. Arminian has to admit this if he is consistent. He also says: "No, Christ has died that any man may be saved if"----and then follow certain conditions of salvation.So Mr. Arminian, you are then telling me that Christ did not die so as beyond a doubt to secure the salvation of anybody, did he?You must say "no;" you are obliged to say so, for you believe that even after a man has been pardoned, he may yet fall from grace and perish.Now, who is it that limits the death of Christ? Why you. You say that Christ did not die so as to infallibly secure the salvation of anybody. You condition salvation on the will of man. Man makes the final choice as to his salvation, not God.If Christ did not die for particular people already known by God, then it is indeed possible, in the view of the Arminian, that everyone could fall away and no one could be saved, thus not only limiting the effectiveness of Christ's atonement, but rendering it null and void.We say Christ so died that he infallibly secured the salvation of a multitude that no man can number, who through Christ's death not only may be saved, but are saved, must be saved, and cannot possibly run the hazard of being anything but saved.
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