Am I the only board member who discerns the same Scriptures being debated endlessly again and again? How many times must Biblicist patiently and biblically refute the same persistent errors brought forth by the same insistent Arminian/Pelagian/Humanists? Let’s be honest. The Bible stresses man’s accountability for his sinful actions. The Bible also stresses God’s free grace which actually saves those He wills to save. Man is accountable to God, yet God is not accountable to man. “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” Arminians would have God accountable to man. Based on man’s ‘foreseen’ choices and decisions God then ordains the future, never overriding man’s will. In essence, Arminians teach man’s will is sacred and God dare not violate it. To do so is to rob the will of its divine attribute called ‘freedom of choice.’ To rob the will of its divine ‘freedom of choice’ is to rob man of his divine ‘humanity.’ To rob man of his divine ‘humanity’ is to make him nothing more than a puppet and robot deterministically ‘programmed’ to do his Master’s bidding. That bidding may entail the eternal pains of Hellfire or the eternal highs of Heaven. One never knows in which direction one’s fate is fixed. Furthermore, one cannot change his fate; try as desperately as he may. That, in the mind of the recalcitrant Arminian, is the God of Calvinism. But, alas, Christians who understand and defend the doctrines of grace have a very different understanding as to the nature of God, His attributes, His grace, as well as His freedom to do as He pleases on Earth as He does in Heaven. Let us also not forget the absolute deleterious, destructive effects of sin which our opponents make of little consequence due to the fictitious ‘enabling grace’ they claim which is given to all men equally. Must the reader be reminded that all of God’s eternal purposes (i.e., eternal decrees) have holy and most wise motives, though the outcomes may be different? Whether it be the condemnation of the reprobates judged for the sins they willingly and freely committed -- or the salvation of the Elect who do not deserve His mercy and compassion…….both have an equally holy and most wise motive and purpose in the will of God. In the former the motive and purpose is to judge those deserving of punishment to the praise of His glorious justice. In the latter the motive and purpose is to save from deserved punishment those He loves to the praise of His glorious grace. All men deserve justice. No man deserves grace. It is God alone who chooses the recipients of saving grace based on nothing deserving or ‘good’ in man. That is why the Bible teaches ‘salvation is of the Lord.’ When properly understood there is no room for ‘boasting’ which many on this board have a propensity to do.