Friday, April 20, 2007

For those of you interested in Catholic/Protestant dialog, check out this blogback discussion from my post An ancient voice for the day #9 .


Saint and Sinner said...


I'm new to your blog, and this is kind of off topic:

I was reading Gordon H. Clark's work, God and Evil (actually a chapter that was part of a larger work), and he quotes the Epistle of Barnabas as promoting Limited Atonement with this passage:

"Understand, then, ye children of gladness, that the good Lord has foreshown all things to us, that we might know to whom we ought for everything to render thanksgiving and praise. If therefore the Son of God, who is Lord [of all things], and who will judge the living and the dead, suffered, that His stroke might give us life, *let us believe that the Son of God could not have suffered except for our sakes*." (ch. 7)

I would like to know if he took the passage in context.

Also, he quotes Clement of Rome as saying, "It being the will of God that all his beloved ones should be made partakers of repentance, he has established them firmly by his own almighty purpose."

However, the CCEL version says, "Desiring, therefore, that all His beloved should be partakers of repentance, He has, by His almighty will, established [these declarations]."

Which one is right (if any), and do these quotes actually teach Particular Redemption?

James Swan said...


I will try and take a look at these citations during this week, and do a blog entry on them.


Saint and Sinner said...