The thorny theological problems that arise from a limited atonement.

If Christ only died for the elect, then what sin does an unbeliever commit by refusing to believe in Christ as his Savior? His unbelief is a reflection of objective fact; Christ isn't his Savior. Even though he still commits a litany of sins in his lifetime that make him worthy of eternal punishment, why would he be punished for rejecting Christ?

Contrast this with Hebrews 10:29: "Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?"
 

brightfame52

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If Christ only died for the elect, then what sin does an unbeliever commit by refusing to believe in Christ as his Savior? His unbelief is a reflection of objective fact; Christ isn't his Savior. Even though he still commits a litany of sins in his lifetime that make him worthy of eternal punishment, why would he be punished for rejecting Christ?

Contrast this with Hebrews 10:29: "Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?"
 

brightfame52

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If Christ only died for the elect, then what sin does an unbeliever commit by refusing to believe in Christ as his Savior?

If a person dies in unbelief, obviously Christ wasnt His Saviour else He would be saved from unbelief and the rest of their sins. What aggravates the non elect sin against the Gospel, its calling God a liar 1 Jn 5 10

10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

Contrast this with Hebrews 10:29: "Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?"

This describes a person who has called God a Liar and doesn't believe the record God gave of His Son, no doubt he hears the Gospel preached on how God saves sinners, apart from the law .

A person who has heard the Gospel, is more culpable about the Gospel, than a sinner who didnt hear the Gospel.
 

Theo1689

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The only "problem" I see in believing the Bible when it comes to Limited Atonement is that it destroys Arminianism. And I don't see that as a "problem". Arminians might, however... ;)

If Christ only died for the elect, then what sin does an unbeliever commit by refusing to believe in Christ as his Savior? His unbelief is a reflection of objective fact; Christ isn't his Savior. Even though he still commits a litany of sins in his lifetime that make him worthy of eternal punishment, why would he be punished for rejecting Christ?



Contrast this with Hebrews 10:29: "Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?"

It sounds like you just answered your own question.
 

ReverendRV

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If Christ only died for the elect, then what sin does an unbeliever commit by refusing to believe in Christ as his Savior? His unbelief is a reflection of objective fact; Christ isn't his Savior. Even though he still commits a litany of sins in his lifetime that make him worthy of eternal punishment, why would he be punished for rejecting Christ?

Contrast this with Hebrews 10:29: "Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?"
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