Now most of those who rage against Reformed theology do so on the basis of their misunderstanding of it, especially of the doctrine called "Limited Atonement" which often triggers a reaction of anger leading to its rejection upon the sole basis of emotional modernism. However I ask that you not be misled by the name because this is not a doctrine about what God did not do for the reprobate, but what He did accomplish for the elect. To my Arminian brothers, I ask you to consider how you simply hold a weaker version of this doctrine, which was the reformers' response to the Romish mass, since our doctrine is that all those who receive the sacrifice of Christ are perfectly sanctified by it, so that none of them will be damned. To help establish this point I make the following argument
1. It is uniformly agreed by all Christians that there is but one will within the Godhead, for if there were a difference between the will of the Father and the will of the Son we would be polytheists in all but name worshipping a triad of gods who could easily be distinguished from each other according to substance. But the point itself is also revealed in scripture explicitly, "The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise."
2. The intent of the Son in offering His sacrifice before the Father is surely not different from that which He intended to accomplish before His birth, for He is Himself the infinite immutable God (John 1:1)
3. Now the will of Father in the death of the Son is in name, even if it is often assailed in substance, admitted by all to be the purchase of a particular people, even if this decree is subjugated to their satisfaction of some particular condition (which error is not the issue at hand here).
4. The will of the Holy Spirit in the death of the Son is likewise the salvation of His covenant people, as "If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you".
Therefore, the intent of the Son in offering His sacrifice to God must not be the salvation of every man but only those who are actually saved by it. This is not simply a logical extrapolation of systematic theology; the harmony of the Godhead is taught in scripture not only generally, but most relevantly also in this specific context, as our Lord said "I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of Him who sent me. And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that He has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”