Is limited atonement really the biggest hick up with most non or partial Calvinists? I ask because for me and my wife, limited atonement was the first aspect of Calvinism we believed. We saw it as this. If Christ paid the debt for everyone's sin then no one can be punished for those sins which means no one goes to Hell. Well this is not true so either...... A) God chose from the foundations of the world who would go to Heaven and Christ only paid for their sins or B) God looked down the corridor of time and saw who would ultimately choose to follow Him and thus Christ paid for their sins. I really cannot see it any other way. PS Thankfully God showed me that "A" was the correct answer.