Limited Atonement

Limited Atonement is the teaching held in Reformed (Calvinist) circles of Christianity which states that Jesus bore only the sins of the elect, and not that of every individual who ever lived due to the legal nature of the atonement and its necessary cancellation of the debt (Col. 2:14).  It sees "the world" as all nations and maintains that the sacrifice was sufficient for all, but intended for the elect.

 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.