John Wesley made an excellent point when he wrote: Indeed, if man were not free, he could not be accountable either for his thoughts, word, or actions. If he were not free, he would not be capable either of reward or punishment; he would be incapable either of virtue or vice, of being either morally good or bad. If he had no more freedom than the sun, the moon, or the stars, he would be no more accountable than them. On supposition that he had no more freedom than them, the stones of the earth would be as capable of reward, and as liable to punishment, as man: One would be as accountable as the other. Yea, and it would be as absurd to ascribe either virtue or vice to him as to ascribe it to the stock of a tree. Calvinism makes men no more accoutable than a stock of tree. Imagine giving a tree a reward for its beauty, as if it had something to do with it. Or worse still, imagine punishing it because of the color of its bark, as if it was responsible for choosing its color. Trees, rocks, the sun and the planets do as they have been created for they are mere objects in nature. They can't react, reason, or respond. They can only be and do as they were created. Is that all we amount to as those created in the image of God? Are we no more free than a stump of a tree?