This pamphlet discusses
what Paul says:
sinned, … being justified freely by His grace through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:23, 24, KJV). "All alike
have sinned, … and all are justified by God's free grace alone"
"The judicial action
… issued in a verdict of condemnation, but the act of grace … issued
in a verdict of acquittal. … It follows, then, that as the issue of one
misdeed was condemnation for all men, so the issue of one just act
is acquittal and life for all men" (Romans 5:16, 18, NEB).
Calvinism says the
"all men" are only the elect, legally justified or
Universalism says it
means that no one will be lost at last.
Arminianism says that
Christ's sacrifice does no one any good unless he chooses to accept, that
the "verdict of acquittal" applies only to those who believe.
The 1888 message
recognizes that on His cross Christ legally justified the entire human
race and won for "all men" a "verdict of acquittal"
that reversed the "condemnation" "in Adam." But the
sinner may choose to resist and reject what Christ has already given him,
and thus elect to be lost.
Which view is
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