Many believe in limited atonement, the fact Christ only died for His elect and no one or anything else. I believe Christ appeased wrath against sin (all) and not just the sins of the elect. I don't believe man can ever repay God for the sins committed against Him, even being sentenced to eternity apart from Him. This thread is not focused on this aspect of the atonement, though. If the curse (death) is in effect due to sin...and Christ died only for the elect...how will the curse be lifted off of the universe? How can all creation groan in anticipation of the curse being lifted if Christ didn't atone for sin (plural) but only the sins of the elect? Clearly Christ appeased God wrath against all sin, hence sin, the curse and death being lifted one day and all creation being restored. Supporting Scripture... Isaiah 25:7-8 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; Galatians 3:3 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” Romans 8: 19-21 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[h] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. Revelation 22:3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. If Christ did not take care of all sin at the cross, how do you reconcile that to the curse and death being lifted from the entire universe?