Some For Whom Christ Dies Will Be Lost, Therefore Salvation Must Be Conditional
The following passages prove some for whom Christ died will be lost:
I Cor 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
Rom 14:15,23 … if thy brother be grieved … Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. … he that doubteth is d-a-m-n-e-d if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
II Pet 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in d‑a‑m‑n‑a‑b‑l‑e heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
The Calvinist has two options:
· either Christ died for more than just the elect (the “limited atonement” theory is false)
· or some of the elect can be lost
The point is that since some of those Christ died for will be lost, that shows more have the opportunity to be saved than take advantage of that opportunity. This proves that we have a say in the final determination of our election/salvation; it is conditioned upon something we do – whether or not we trust and obey (II Thess 1:8).