I have been open to so-called "Reformed theology" as I have been studying the arguments from both sides. However, one particular Reformed theologian bothers me. E.D. Manard writes with a no-holds-barred, scholarly style. He is not afraid to use very harsh words against his opponents. In fact, it seems that according to Manard, if you don't agree with him (all 5-points of Calvinism) you are not saved! In his book The Grace of God that Justifies: A Biblical Defense of the Gospel of Free-Grace Justification (p.307) he begins by explaining that the only true Gospel is what the Reformers taught, and that anything that falls short is "another gospel". Here is an example of what he has to say about those who hold to "universal atonement": Ok. Fair enough. I can understand one not agreeing with the concept of a "universal atonement". However, he continues: If what he says is true, I know of only a handful of people in my personal life who actually are saved and the elect is a much smaller group that commonly accepted. What do you all think?