On this board I notice there are many misconceptions on both sides of the debate. Allow me to point out three of the major misconceptions on both sides: Calvinism: 1. They do believe that it is necessary to witness and evangelize all the lost. Why? Because God says so and that is the means he has chosen to convert his elect and we don't know who those elect are. 2. They do believe God loves all of his creation, even those he doesn't elect unto salvation. 3. They do believe all men will stand "without excuse" on the day of judgement, eventhough they believe men are born morally unable to willingly believe the truth of the gospel message by which they will be judged. Arminianism: 1. They do believe God must intervene in the lives of men in order for them to be saved. Man, if left to themselves, would certainly die in their sin without hope of salvation. Though God's work is not believed to be "irresistable" they do believe it is sufficient to provide all that is needed for anyone and everyone. 2. They do believe God is sovereign. They believe it is God's sovereign will that all men choose for themselves based upon God's revelation who they will follow and worship. All things are believed to be under God's divine sovereignity in that nothing can happen or has happened without God's permission. They do not believe that men's being able to make free choices in any way limits God's sovereignity because it was by His sovereignity that he gave men that ability to choose in the first place. 3. They do not believe Calvinism is unfair because God chose to have mercy on certain individuals to the neglect of all others. It would be merciful for God to have mercy on even one of us. They believe Calvinism is unfair because men are held accountable to the word that they are neither able to believe or accept and God presents the word in scripture as if it is for anyone and everyone to believe while secretly only intending it for a certain group of people. Any others that should be added?