“Redemption is an objective fact. It is a work
, wrought for man, but done independent of and exterior to the individual. Christ’s work on Calvary made atonement for every man,
but it did not save any man
.”(Paths to power – A. W. Tozer – Chapter 2 – God’s Part andMan’s)“Universal atonement makes salvation universally available, butit does not make it universally effective toward the individual.”(Paths to power – A. W. Tozer – Chapter 2 – God’s Part andMan’s)“If atonement was made for all men, why are not all saved? Theanswer is that before redemption becomes effective toward theindividual man there is an act which that man must do. That actis not one of merit, but of condition.”“This act of appropriating salvation is one which only man cando.”(Paths to power – A. W. Tozer – Chapter 2 – God’s Part andMan’s)[At first reading Tozer’s quotes above appear to be scriptural.But they are not. Scripture does not teach that Christ atoned for the sins of every son of Adam. There is a great multitude whichno man can number whom God chose to love and save out of thefallen human race; the Bible calls them His Elect, His Sheep,His chosen and predestinated ones. It is for these that Christdied, and those for whom He died will surely be saved. For theMaster did not go to the cross to make salvation ‘possible’ but toobtain eternal redemption for all those whom the Father gaveHim!