I needed to respond to Heavenly Pilgrim's post in reply to my assertion concerning Reformed thology: I would argue that you don't understand Reformed theology at all, and firther that you're speaking in circles. Are you saying that we are slaves to our will? Interesting, because, were this so, no one would ever "will" to come to Christ, now would they? Or is that a function of slavery to God's will -- we have no choice, thus we are either functionaries of flesh or of the Divine? That's not at all what Reformed theology teaches. Scripturally, we are told to refrain from certain acts and ways of thinking (though our "will" may be to act and think thusly). Clearly, we either have a "choice" in these things, or God is particularly cruel and enjoys toying with us. Similarly, we are assured in Scripture that the reward for persevering in the faith (though our "will" may want otherwise) is eternal life. There are books out there which very clearly explain, in some detail, Reformed theology from a reformed perspective. Perhaps spending some time reading them, instead of simply regurgitating what non-Reformed people tell you we think, would be a good idea.