That's a straw man; I never said that Jesus' atonement was conditional. However, receipt of its benefits (justification included) is conditioned upon faith in Jesus. Yes, but this applies only to those who are not under the law. Who are those people? Christians. Gal_5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. The law still continues to convince and convict people who are not born-again and spirit-led of their need for a Redeemer. Paul wrote about people who were still (at the time of the writing) under the law: Rom_3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Rom 3:20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. The law is still in place today, and anyone who is guilty of the smallest infraction is guilty of all. We are not back in Eden, with no knowledge of sin in the world, and that knowledge of sin comes through the action of the law.