Christ died for the reprobate in five ways:

1. By way of proclamation, remission of sins is proclaimed to thee if thou will believe, Luke 24:47, Acts 13:38 and 10:43.

2. By way of obligation, you are bound to believe that your sins may be forgiven thee in Christ, Mark 1:15, Rom 7:2.

3. By way of obsignation.

4. By way of general merit, John 3:16.

5. By way of special intention, for all that thou knowest, Acts 8:22, Mr Fenner’s Hidden Manner.

Some say, all men under the dispensation of the New Testament, are reconciled to God through Christ, and have received grace to be converted if they will, and they ground this on Acts 2:17, and such places. The universal term is there used to imply the distinction of nations with the Lord; the Jews only were his before.

Edward Leigh, A Systeme or Body of Divinity (London: Printed by A.M. for William Lee at the Signe of the Turks-head in Fleet-street over against Fetter-lane, 1662), 602. [Some spelling modernized; some reformatting; italics original.]

[Note: 1) Edward Leigh, himself, was not a classic-moderate Calvinist, otherwise known in modern secondary source literature as Hypothetical Universalism; c.f., Body of Divinity, “To The Reader, a4-5 or pages 3-4 (pages manually numbered). 2) Leigh is effectively paraphrasing Fenner’s five ways in which Christ died for all men. But, whereas, Fenner was a moderate-classic Calvinist, Leigh was not.]

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