First, I want to say I think these forums serve a great purpose even if nobody ever admits to being mistaken or changes their minds based on what is said here. Second, my example (below) is not an attempt to pin a medal on myself. It's just the only example I can cite with confidence, because I know I've changed my mind. I can't claim that for anyone else since I'm not privy to their thoughts. Third, I am not suggesting that nobody else changes their minds based on what is written in these forums. I'm simply asking to see if anyone else has, in fact, been instructed and corrected by anything on these forums. My example: I used to believe that "this" in Eph 2:8 refers back to "faith" (this [faith] is the gift of God). Someone posted a terrific analysis based on the Greek and proved this could not be true. The inferred conclusion of that post was that "this" must refer back to the entire phrase "are having been saved by grace through faith", which is the gift of God. So I had to give up my former interpretation in favor of the one that was clearly accurate. Thanks to whoever posted the analysis -- I can't recall who it was. I know this doesn't amount to giving up Calvinism for free-willism, but it does amount to admitting my former position was wrong. Has anyone else here had a similar experience? Even though I think the forums are worthwhile otherwise, I would like to see the testimony of others who have changed their minds based on what someone has said or written.