God's aim was the revelation of the riches of his glory for the vessels of mercy prepared beforehand for glory. The apex of that glory is the glory of grace. The supreme demonstration of that grace was the death of Jesus. The atonement is the work of God in Christ, by his obedience and death, by which he cancelled the debt of our sin, appeased his holy wrath against us, and won for us all the benefits of salvation.
I. Definition of Atonement
II. Why is an atonement needed for God to save sinners?
III. Who limits the atonement?
IV. What's the dispute?
IV. Texts often used to deny limited atonement (e.g., 1 John 2:1-2)