by John Ellis
“A man is not saved because he believes in Christ; he believes in Christ because he is saved.”
The above quote from Lorainne Boettner’s seminal book The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination came to my mind during a recent conversation with a brother in Christ from my church about Calvinism. That conversation prompted me to begin writing an article titled, “Why I Believe in Limited Atonement.” That was a month ago.
(Edit: “Why I Believe in Limited Atonement” is finished and can be read here.)
The article is taking longer than I anticipated. Considering the topic, I want to be thorough. The above quote from Boettner reminds me of a topic that my friend and I briefly touched on during one of our conversations, and I thought that it would make a good “tune-up” article, whet appetites for the coming, much longer, and much denser article, and, Lord willing, be edifying and encouraging.