The issue of God's sovereignty and its relationship with human responsibility has been argued since the inception of the church. For 2000 years this issue has been debated and no doubt it will continue to be debated another 2000 (if the Lord does not return). The reason there is no clear winner in this debate? There is strong biblical support for both sides of the discussion. That's why God is God and we are not. You can never fully explain God within the confines of a human system or theology. It was a great day when I came to this realization and shifted my primary focus elsewhere. That being said, there are some practical concerns on both sides of this issue that are worth consideration. I must say upfront that I fall into the more "God-centered" approach to theology (which often surprises many in light of my flexibility regarding methods). However I do see some practical inconsistencies in the system Calvinism which remind us it is a human system and will always be a human system (not matter how this statement offends die-hards). I can simply admit any human approach has its weaknesses. Here is just one of those puzzling issues ... if Calvinism is true, why is God's election so geographically limited? In other words, why did God choose to elect hundreds of thousands of people in certain geographical locations and yet refused to elect hundreds of thousands and even millions in other parts of the world? Is this consistent with His obvious love for the world and mandate to spread the gospel worldwide? If God is ultimately "responsible" for election, why did He choose to elect multitudes in certain areas and yet thousands die every day in other parts of the world never having heard the name of Jesus? Election seems to be geographically limited. Geographical election is an enigma in light of Scripture's evidence that God is a world-wide God. Again human systems can't always explain the actions of an infinite God. Just one example. Now let the fun begin as the die-hards try and explain geographical election away without attributing too much credit to human responsibility. And be careful - remember I am one of you.