Gordon Clark believed:



P1: All Arminians believe universal atonement.

P2: Some saved people are Arminians.

C1: Some saved people believe universal atonement.



P3: Some saved people believe universal atonement.

P4: All saved people believe the gospel.

C2: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.



P5: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P6: Universal atonement means that Christ did not die as the substitute for certain men, definitely to assume their penalty.

C3: Some who believe the gospel believe that Christ did not die as the substitute for certain men, definitely to assume their penalty.



P7: The gospel is made up of propositions.

P8: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that Christ died as a substitute for certain men, definitely to assume their penalty.

C4: The gospel does not include the proposition that Christ died as a substitute for certain men, definitely to assume their penalty.



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Now the following are the result of changes to P6 to reflect the other things Clark said about universal atonement.



P9: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P10: Universal atonement means that salvation is not made certain by Christ's sacrifice.

C5: Some who believe the gospel believe that salvation is not made certain by Christ's sacrifice.





P11 The gospel is made up of propositions.

P12: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that salvation is made certain by Christ's sacrifice.

C6: The gospel does not include the proposition that salvation is made certain by Christ's sacrifice.



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P13: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P14: Universal atonement means that Christ never actually procured the reconciliation of anyone.

C7: Some who believe the gospel believe that Christ never actually procured the reconciliation of anyone.



P15: The gospel is made up of propositions.

P16: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that Christ actually procured the reconciliation of all whom He represented.

C8: The gospel does not include the proposition that Christ actually procured the reconciliation of all whom He represented.



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P17: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P18: Universal atonement means that the atonement has no efficacy in itself.

C9: Some who believe the gospel believe that the atonement has no efficacy in itself.



P19: The gospel is made up of propositions.

P20: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that the atonement has efficacy in itself.

C10: The gospel does not include the proposition that the atonement has efficacy in itself.



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P21: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P22: Universal atonement means that Christ's death did not ensure the salvation of anyone.

C11: Some who believe the gospel believe that Christ's death did not ensure the salvation of anyone.



P23: The gospel is made up of propositions.

P24: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that Christ's death ensured the salvation of all whom He represented.

C12: The gospel does not include the proposition that Christ's death ensured the salvation of all whom He represented.



and I would like to add another set:



P25: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P26: Universal atonement means that it is not the work of Christ alone that makes the difference between salvation and damnation.

C13: Some who believe the gospel believe that it is not the work of Christ alone that makes the difference between salvation and damnation.



P27: The gospel is made up of propositions.

P28: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that the work of Christ alone is what makes the difference between salvation and damnation.

C14: The gospel does not include the proposition that the work of Christ alone is what makes the difference between salvation and damnation.



And another:



P29: Some who believe the gospel believe universal atonement.

P30: Universal atonement means that the effort of the sinner is what makes the difference between salvation and damnation (salvation conditioned on the sinner).

C15: Some who believe the gospel believe that the effort of the sinner is what makes the difference between salvation and damnation (salvation conditioned on the sinner).





P31: The gospel is made up of propositions.

P32: Some who believe the gospel do not believe the proposition that it is not the effort of the sinner that makes the difference between salvation and damnation (salvation is not conditioned on the sinner).

C16: The gospel does not include the proposition that it is not the effort of the sinner that makes the difference between salvation and damnation (salvation is not conditioned on the sinner).



Okay. Now for conclusions about Clark:



P33: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that Christ died as a substitute for certain men, definitely to assume their penalty.

P34: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that Christ died as a substitute for certain men, definitely to assume their penalty.

C17: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



P35: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that salvation is made certain by Christ's sacrifice.

P36: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that salvation is made certain by Christ's sacrifice.

C18: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



P37: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that Christ actually procured the reconciliation of all whom He represented.

P38: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that Christ actually procured the reconciliation of all whom He represented.

C19: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



P39: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that the atonement has efficacy in itself.

P40: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that the atonement has efficacy in itself.

C20: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



P41: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that Christ's death ensured the salvation of all whom He represented.

P42: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that Christ's death ensured the salvation of all whom He represented.

C21: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



P43: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that the work of Christ alone is what makes the difference between salvation and damnation.

P44: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that the work of Christ alone is what makes the difference between salvation and damnation.

C22: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



P45: All saved people believe that the gospel includes the proposition that it is not the effort of the sinner that makes the difference between salvation and damnation (salvation is not conditioned on the sinner).

P46: Gordon Clark did not believe that the gospel includes the proposition that it is not the effort of the sinner that makes the difference between salvation and damnation (salvation is not conditioned on the sinner).

C23: Gordon Clark was not a saved person.



Now for people who disagree with my conclusion that Gordon Clark was not a saved person, you must demonstrate that either (a) a premise is not true or (b) a conclusion does not follow from the premises.



To God alone be the glory,



Marc D. Carpenter

www.outsidethecamp.org


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