In my discussions I, as a non-Calvinists, am constantly being accused of not giving God full credit and glory for our salvation. But, is this a fair attack on Arminian theology? Consider this with me: Must a gift be given in an irresistible manner for the giver to receive full credit for the gift? Salvation is GIVEN by God, in both doctrinal systems. It's given effectually in Calvinism and can be resisted in Arminianism. Because some are able to resist the gift doesn't reduce the gift or the credit to the giver, does it? Let's look at a simple analogy: Suppose I had some tickets to the superbowl and offered them to some of my friends. One turned a ticket down while the others accepted, so I found another friend to take the last ticket. Is the value of the ticket lessened because one person refused it? Are the friends less pleased with the gift or the giver because the one friend refused it? Of course not. One could even argue, as I am now, that even MORE CREDIT/GLORY is given to the giver when that giver allows someone the freedom to willingly accept or refuse the gift. Why? First of all because the gift is GENUINELY offered to more people and regardless of their response the offer is a display of love...which in turn shows more of the givers goodness. Not to mention, that the giver's culpability is not in question; as it would be in a system where the giver is ultimately "responsible" for the response of the recipient.* In short, I believe Arminianism gives God more glory in salvation than does Calvinism. What say you?