Very often, non-Calvinists on this board bring up a verse or passage and say 'what do you think about THIS??!' and then the debate ensues. May I have a crack at it? As one who rejects TULIP, what are your interpretations of these verses? We'll start in Matthew today since I'm working my way through the NT again with the doctrines of grace in mind. ALL men? All sorts of men? Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Who inspired Peter's confession of faith? Mat 16:15-17 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Total Impossibility? Mat 19:25,26 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. I am beginning to realize that the doctrines of grace are on every page of the Bible in one form or another. But I turn it over to you. How do you deal with these verses?