I find that when it comes to "rightly dividing the Word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15), the majority of Calvinists do not apply this when it comes to certain texts, especially when it is directly against what they hold to. Then, instead of using honesty on their interpretation, they use cunning, and are not better than the Jehovah's Witnesses in their interpreatation of certain texts. This is NOT bashing Calvinists, but showing that their handle of the Word of God, at times, is not because of what they want to show is the absolute Truth Let me show by another examnple from Scripture, 1 Timothy 4:10 "For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe" The Greek word "soter" is here, and in all the English versions as far as I am aware, rendered as "Saviour", and no doubt meant in the normal use of the word. Present this text to a Calvinist, and what do you get? Another twisting of Scripture. Ah, they say, it does not mean here "Saviour", as in "from sins"; but, must be seen as "Preserver", in that God sends the rain and sun on all mankind. Do you get this response? Reading Henry, Gill and Calvin, I got this. Now, if this is not a distrotion of the Truth, then I don't know what is. I have checked all the uses of "soter" in the New Testament, 24 times, and in EACH of these uses, it is rendered by our English "Saviour". Why, then, does it mean "preserver" here? There is a Greek word for "preserver", "tereo", which Paul uses in 1 Thess. 5:23; so why did he not use it here? Why does its meaning change here? What sense, if any, would it make for Paul to make such a statement? Does the interpreatation given by the Calvinists actually make any sense? "God", they say, blesses the unsaved by giving them "common grace", such as health, rain and sunshine. But, then Paul says, "especially of those who that believe". What, do the believers get better health, more rain and sunshine? I have never heared of such utter nonsense. Why would have to use the superlative, "malista" "most of all, above all", when applied to believers, since the too equally share in this "common grace"? Makes any sense to anyone? Now, suppose the Calvinist were to accept what the Holy Spirit actually meant here, what would this do to their theology? They would seriously have to reconsider their doctrine of Limited Atonament. Instead of accepting this text at face value, as God intends, they are sought to apply their own spin on its meaning here. This is EXACTLY what they do to "kosmos" in John 3:15-17, and 1 John 2:2. Again, in 2 Peter 2:1, they cannot accept what the bible clearly says about Jesus actually "bought" the heretics, false prophets, false teachings; they again provide some more nonsense to its meaning. Talk about distorting the Word of God, its being done by those who are supposed to be Evangelical. Forget the cults.