Calvinism has been defined as having five points (TULIP). I assume the TULIP represents what Calvin believed and wrote. All five points tend to be tied together and support each other. Yet some people call themselves Calvinists who do not now believe in all five points after years of studying the scriptures. I have seen on BB 3 point, 4 point and 5 point Calvinists and even hyper-calvinists. Still others, after studing the scriptures for years, have changed some of the definitions in the TULIP so they can still consider themselves Calvinists. My question is: Why do some people who now do not believe all five points of Calvinism still want to consider themselves Calvinists? 1. Is it because they have been erroneously taught that you are either a Calvinist or an Arminian, and they do not want to be considered an Arminian? 2. Is it because they would feel like they were deserting Christianity if they said they stopped being a Calvinist, since they have been taught Christianity and Calvinism are the same? Am I missing something here?