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What Calvin wrote on 1 John 2:3

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by JSM17, May 30, 2009.

  1. JSM17

    JSM17 New Member

    Aug 15, 2008
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    In the later days Calvin wrote in his commentary on

    1 John 2:2-"he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for our only, but also for the whole world"-as follows:

    "Christ suffered for the sins of the whole world, and not for part of the world only, and in the goodness of God is offered unto all men without distinction, his blood being shed not for part of the world only, but for the whole human race; for although in the world nothing is found worthy of the favor of God, yet he holds out the propitiation to the whole world, since without exception he summons all to the faith of Christ, which is nothing else than the door unto hope."

    It seems that Calvinism as we know it or see it today is not what Calvin thought or believed at all.

    Perhaps Calvin did not hold to a limited atonement?
    #1 JSM17, May 30, 2009
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  2. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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