I am currently serving as the Interim Pastor of First Baptist Church, Irving, TX. A few weeks back I began a series of sermons through 1 John. On Sunday, February 14, I preached on 1 John 2:1-2. Verse 2 says:
And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for those [the sins] of the whole world.
This passage is one of the key texts in the New Testament that clearly affirms Christ died for the sins of all people.
The link below is the video of the sermon. The video is the entire service, but the sermon begins at the 22:45 mark. I begin to deal with the extent question at the 42:45 mark.
In this section of the sermon, I explain why 1 John 2:2 does not and indeed cannot teach limited atonement, but rather clearly affirms that Christ died for the sins of all people. I also demonstrate how it is not possible to offer salvation to someone for whom no atonement exists.
Comments are welcome.