Limited AtonementOf the five tenets of Calvinism, limited atonement is perhaps the most controversial. Limited atonement refers to the salvation that is available only to the limited people that were predetermined to be saved by the Father. Calvinists believed that Jesus would not “waste” His blood on those who are fated for destruction (Proverbs 16:9).32They referred to verses such as John 10:14-16 and John 6:44, 65 to explain that Jesus knows who has been chosen by the Father and who has not been chosen.33In the Calvinists opinion, it would be a waste of time to atone forthe sins of the condemned. For them, there was no salvation.Irresistible GraceThis fourth doctrine of Calvinism summarizes God’s graciousness. Calvinists use this tenet to support the idea that without God, mankind would be destroyed. In addition, they offereda solution, and that is for the “dead” to turn their hearts to God which will, in turn, affect their 31 Ibid., 135.32 Ibid.33 Ibid., 135-136.