The Synergist insists that man must co-operate with God in his or her own salvation. Roman Catholics and all other types of Arminians and Pelagians share one common element with every other false religion in the world; and that is the idea that man is capable of doing and indeed must do something to save himself. Most of so-called professing Christianity today is synergistic in their its of salvation. Many of them disdain the label of Arminianism (and perhaps rightly so, as they have managed to cheapen grace far more than any honest Arminian would do), but when the issue is pressed it becomes apparent; they believe that unregenerate man is able, and is sometimes willing, to contribute something in order to affect his salvation. For the synergist, at the crux of his argument lies this one truth, written in stone, and as unchangable as the Law of the Medes and the Persians; "MAN"S WILL MUST BE FREE." No other truth can supersede this one great universal claim, for if we do not hold firm and fast then MAN"S FREE WILL IS AT STAKE. The Monergist recognizes that God will not share His glory with another. He recognizes that the regeneration of spiritually dead man is the work of God alone. He recognizes that someone who claims to contribute something to their own salvation has something to boast in before God and man and has something by which to claim some of the glory that is due to God alone. He recognizes that a 'gospel' that would compel men to claim for themselves some of the glory that belongs to God alone in no gospel at all, for if we give ground on this issue -- then THE GLORY OF GOD IS AT STAKE. And any view of salvation that exalts the 'free-will of man' greater than the Glory of God is a Christ dishonoring notion that has utterly lost its savour and is fit for nothing than to be cast out and trodden under the foot of man. I pray for the day that God will purge this leaven from His church.