Gordon H. Clark wrote a wonderful book ( again , my copy is in the States ) called : Religion , Reason and Revelation . Chapter 5 of that was put out in booklet form ( which I do have here ) . It is called : God and Evil : The Problem Solved . Within this booklet he quotes from Augustus M. Toplady's volume : The Historic Proof of the Doctrinal Calvinism of the Church of England . Toplady cites the words of some strong Calvinists ( Augustinians ,if you prefer ) . The epistle of Barnabas [ which may or may not be legit -- but not canonical ] : 'I am on the point of offering my flesh for my new people .' Clark goes on to say : A certain Menardus , commenting on this passage , complains that Barnabas was here mistaken because Christ did not die for a new people but for the whole world . The comment only emphasizes what Barnabas actually meant . A further negative note on free will is found in the words , ' We speak as the Lord willeth us to speak . for this cause he circumcized our hearing and our hearts that we should comprehend these things . ' Clement of Rome makes some very definite statements . ' Since it was his will that all his beloved should be partakers of grace , he established them by his almighty power .' ( 1 Corinthians 8:5 ) . Is this not this limited atonement and irrestible grace ? Then again ; ' By the word of his majesty hath he established all things ... Who shall say to im , What hast thou done ? or who shall resist his strength ? When he wills , and as he wills , he shall do all things , and nothing that he decrees shall pass away . All things are in his sight and nothing has escaped his will .' ( 1 Corinthians 27:4ff. ) . Ignatius begins his epistle to the Ephesians , ' Ignatius ... predestined from eternity for abiding and unchangeable glory , united and chosen ... by the will of the Father .' He introduces his epistle to the Romans with the words , ' Enlightened by the will of him who has willed all things . ' And in opposition to free will he says , ' Christianity is not the work of persuasion , but of power .' ( Romans 3:3 ) .