One silly petal of the T.U.L.I. P. flower dogma is "L". Just think of it, limited at one ment!
Let's search for "limited" in Canon!
One entry found.
You have limited the Holy One of Israel.
Its been awhile since I spoke to you.
Having just responded to a question about how one can reconcile the belief in the Salvation of all, as opposed to the response that men could have in knowing that, and just going on a life long sin rampage , and binge on sin with no responsibility to even think they need to stop. At its core, its really an effort to limit Gods forgiveness, and just not let men get away with it, a penalty must be paid, as if Christ death had circumstances involved in its application.
I think part of the birth of the attraction to limited Atonement, is the fearful looking to judgement which haunts mens minds and belief. So scared that we must build doctrines that give us comfort, and give others hell. Sin, like hidden landmines, just explodes into our interpretations of Gods ability and true nature. It goes off and distorts our view of God, explodes into our Church's, gets into our thinking, and then implodes into our views of Gods range of ability.
Is Gods arm now too short to reach out to humanity? We walk in sin and it destroys our feet. It Mame's us and blinds us, and from this point of view, we calculate that God cannot save but certain humans in certain conditions. Only certain needs will be covered.
There is no Limit to Gods Salvation, because there is no limit to our need for him. Where sin exist, grace has abounded diametrically to cover it.