...to the non-elect. If you're not elected to salvation; 1. God has not chosen you 2. Christ never died for youCry 3. The Holy Spirit will never regenerate youFrown 4. You are hopelessly lost 5. You are ready condemned 6. There is zero hope for youEek 7. To you, salvation is 666% inaccessible But despite all this, Dr. John Piper sees innumerable benefits of the cross to the non-elect In one sense, as soon as we sin we should be punished eternally. We shouldn't get another breath. There should be no reprieve. There should be no time given to us. So clearly then, in some sense, the time given to us is grace. And grace for a sinner requires some kind of payment or purchase or warrant from a holy God. And Christ would be the one who provides that. So I'm inclined to say, "Yes, the fact that the non-elect, the unbelievers all over the world are still breathing and have another chance to believe is a gift, just like the offer of the gospel is a gift. And that offer is provided by the cross." So the first gift is the fact that after sinning the non-elect does not die right away? Weird, like we're they dying immediately upon sinning before the cross? And exactly how can those that God has eternally decreed as reprobated be said to have a 'chance to believe'?