I have posted this as a reply in another thread and think it warrants a thread of it's own. The gravity of Hard Determinism seems very strong and I've tried to escape its logical attraction. I think I understand the Libertarian Freewill argument against it but I am befuddled as to how a Calvinist would argue against it. Would they offer scripture as a rebuttal? Would they offer reasons of Logic? Would they avoid offering a reasoned argument because they would use some of the Libertarian or Arminian arguments? Would they just not offer either and simply appeal to "God's sovereignty"? Here's the reply (which, after reading it, seems to repeat what I said above): Regarding people that claim to be Calvinist but reject hard determinism: I am really curious as to whether this person would be interested in trying to reach out to the hard determinist and help him see that hard determinism is unscriptural. If there is such a concern, then what scriptures would the Calvinist offer as proof texts that hard determinism is not scriptural? Or would you think hard determinism is compatible with Calvinism?