In another thread it was suggested that calvinism is a man made doctrine and that the theme of the new testament is that salvation is open to all. Ok, so here is a challenge to all calvinists: Show scriptural support for each of the 5 points. If you can't then they must be man made and the synergists must be right. 1. Total depravity (man has no capability in and of himself to please God, even though God restrains man from being as evil as he could be. No part of man has been left unaffected by the fall.) 2. Unconditional election (Election is based entirely on the will and purpose of God and by nothing good or bad in the creature at all.) 3. Limited atonement, or particular redemption (Christ's work on the cross was perfect and finished. It saved completely all the elect, but was specific to the elect, not general. It's saving benefits will only be experienced by the elect.) 4. Irresistible grace (The Son will not lose any that the Father has given to him. Christ is able to save all of the elect and not one is more powerful and able to thwart the Grace of God. God is able to change the will of man so that he freely chooses Christ.) 5. Perseverance of the saints. (Since it is God's work of grace in us, both to justify us and to sanctify us, He will keep us to the end. We persevere because of his preservation.) Ok, are those man made concepts or are those the concepts taught in the Bible, both old and new testaments?