Both Calvinism and a free will perspective have support in the Bible. I'm not going to repeat all the scriptures that have been posted on this subject but I certainly could. Why then, do some people feel that only their view is correct and the opposing view is heresy? I don't know. I believe that this is an inherent weakness in organized religion. Everyone wants to believe that only their beliefs are correct and everyone else is in serious error. Both of these perspectives recognize that the death of Christ on the cross is the central event which allows us to achieve eternal life. One believes that God has chosen them and the other believes that through the preaching of the gospel and the working of the Holy Spirit they are provided with the opportunity to accept Christ as their Savior. Both believe that salvation necessarily results in a "born again" change in the believer. Both accept the fact that a true conversion experience results in perseverence of the believer until the end. The difference seems to be in the fact that Calvinists somehow believe that allowing men to choose Christ or to reject Him reduces the Sovereignty of God. How can a man have any impact on the Sovereignty of God? God is sovereign. That's a fact. Free will advocates tend to ignore that since God is omnipotent He therefore knows the outcome of every decision including the one to accept Christ as their Savior. What's the conclusion. Both sides seem to think that they can understand God's ways and His decisions. In reality, neither can do this. From man's perspective, therefore, there is noargument. Both sides are right and both sides are wrong.