"that NOTHING prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth EXCEPT his [inherent depravity and] voluntary refusal to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, which refusal will subject him to an aggravated condemnation." I reject this statement found in the NHCOF for the following reasons: First, it is not true that nothing prevents the salvation of non-elect human beings except their own voluntary rejection of the Biblical gospel. The fact that they were not elected by the Father and redeemed by the Son prevents their salvation. The fact that they will never be regenerated or illumined by the Holy Spirit prevents their salvation. The fact that they are not given the gifts of repentance and faith prevents their salvation. The fact that they will never be justified, sanctified, and glorified prevents their salvation. I could go on and on. Secondly, this statement from the NHCOF is based upon the mistaken notion that Christ's atoning death removed every legal obstacle to salvation for all human beings. This means that human beings are no longer condemned for original sin or for their actual sins, but only for the sin of rejecting Christ. This implies that those human beings who never, ever hear about Christ will not be condemned by Almighty God. There is no more need to "universalize" the redemptive work of God the Son than there is to "universalize" the elective work of God the Father and the regenerative work of God the Holy Spirit. These salvific works done by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all particular, definite, limited, unconditional, and effectual in themselves. They are all actual, not potential or hypothetical. Only the sins of elect human beings were imputed to Christ upon the cross; the sins of non-elect human beings were not imputed to Christ in any way at all. Christ kept the law of God perfectly only on behalf of elect human beings, not on behalf of non-elect human beings. Salvation is based upon both the active obedience and passive obedience of Christ. ~ I agree with this statement regarding the New Hampshire Confession of Faith. Note especially the second paragraph. Anyone believing the preached Gospel must be heard and believed and worked by the Spirit to effect regeneration (which I do not) cannot accept this Confession of faith. Anyone who does not hear cannot reject. According to the NHOC, this would render them secure by ignorance. Bro. Dallas Eaton Bold and italic emphasis are mine.