Quotes of Author: Robert-clark
By atonement, we mean that Christ lived and died as the substitute for His people, putting away their sin and turning away God’s wrath from them, that is, all those whom God chose, in Christ, from eternity out of pure grace.
Reference: For God So Loved the World, Tabletalk, Nov. 2004, p. 12, Used by Permission.
When He died, Jesus actually accomplished expiation and propitiation for sins, but for whom? If Jesus propitiated God for the sins of all, then all are saved. Clearly, however, not all are saved. This is because it was never our Savior’s intention to propitiate God’s wrath for everyone who ever lived. Rather, it was His intention to redeem all of His people completely.
Reference: For God So Loved the World, Tabletalk, Nov. 2004, p. 14, Used by Permission.