This isn't a pro or anti Calvinism thread. If it were, it would belong on a different forum. Simple questions: In our town, there are Calvinists and then there are Calvinists. Group one has people who have no clue how many God has chosen to elect, but are over the top thankful to be among them. They see no reason God would save them, but love and serve Him for it. They are not fruit pickers in their own or others lives, figuring that is God's job. They tend to produce lots of good works out of sheer joy in salvation and gratitude. Group two must drink pickle juice for breakfast. They distrust their own salvation and constantly seek proof they are saved. After a time of that they seem to burn out and get crabby. Then they spend their time seeking proof others who claim to be saved aren't. Ironically their constant fruit inspection means they have no time or energy to do good works. So here are my questions: are there two different schools of thought within Calvinism? Is this related to the Lordship Salvation controversy within Calvinism? Or is it more just a personality difference? Again, let's not debate pro or con Calvinism, just what appear to me to be two very different kinds of Calvinists. Thanks for any light you can shine!