"I am neither a calvinist nor arminian" This is a rather humorous statement I have read non-Calvinists say. But they prove their own ignorance by making such a statement. Calvinism and Arminianism are not terms denoting who you follow, but how you are classified. How absurd would you think it if a fellow came up to you and said: "I am neither a Christian nor a non-Christian!" You would either laugh at him and think him an ignorant fool, or pray for his lost condition. Either way you would acknowledge his words as foolishness. There is a barren wasteland between the classifications of Calvinist and Arminian theology. You are either entirely one, or the other to a certain degree. You cannot be 'neither.' The classifation 'Calvinism' (like the classification 'Christianity') is formed by making absolute statements. To call yourself a true Christian you must have a personal relationship with Christ and put your faith in him alone for your salvation. Anything to a lesser degree than this causes you to fall into the other group: damned. On a similar note, the classification of 'Calvinist' is one who holds that believers were chosen apart from any good works or faith of their own before the foundation of the world out of the good pleasure of God's will, redeemed by the blood of the lamb on Calvary who triumphantly resounded 'It is finished,' and effectually called and drawn to the love of God and holiness of the Spirit through acceptance and belief. Anything less than this falls into the other classification 'Arminian.' Surely no Calvinist follows or esteems John Calvin- just as no Arminian follows or esteems Jacob Arminius. These are classifications we may use and are just as effective (though not as common) as 'reformed' and 'unreformed' or 'free grace' versus 'free will.' You cannot be 'neither' in this topic. You are either a proponent of 5 point Calvinism, or your lean towards the other end of the spectrum. I may reject my title of 'father' should I have a child, but my duties, actions, and life show differently. You may reject the title 'Arminian' till your dying breath, but you accept a certain level of human ability, an election based on works or faith, an atonement that is admirably wide, but effectually weak, and saints that are not kept by Christ till the last. Keep denying it. You make yourself very obvious when you do.