My real name is David and I have been looking for a site to help sharpen me. Though I imagine most would agree, this issue is not a salvational, I have noticed such things as this topic and others help me to learn and grow in so many other applications of the world because frequently they are affected by this subject. My theology has been influenced, over the years by such authors as Dr. Norman Geisler, J.P. Moreland, F.F. Bruce, B. Metzger and some others. I will give a brief statement of faith on this issue. I encourage you to challenge me. Total Inability. I am completely, of my own self, unable to come to Christ. My good deeds are as filthy rags before the Lord and so I will not please him with my works. Conditional Election. A faith responce is required from me for salvation. This faith is not a work for salvation. We are saved by grace through faith. Grace was the accomplishment of salvation. For faith to be a work, it would have to accomplish salvation which it does not. Grace does. Limited Atonement. Limited in application not availability. Quenchable Spirit. The spirit is not cohersive. Persistance of the Saints. Eternal Security is not rooted in an unconditional election. Let the fire works begin.