first i want to state that i am of the Calvinist camp, but one point for the arminian side is this verse that i dont really see them use for the benefit of their already weak case mathew 5-43. this is a confusing point that i would have to ask, why would God ask us to love enemies as well as neighbors? would this include those who obviously maynot be of the elect? does God love all of His enemies? Mat 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?