(I came here and started to post this thread, then noticed the ongoing FIGHT between Calvinists and Arminianist, and almost didn’t post it. But decided to make it clear that this is not an anti-calvinist thread. I am just searching for answers.) I am (truly) a Biblicist, but over the years, every Calvinist that I have brought this up to, claims to also be a Biblicist, but they can’t be: Because they lift up Calvinism as their paradigm. The only thing a Biblicist lifts up, is God’s Word. (Calvinism comes close to the error found in Colossians 2:18, “worshipping of angels”) And although I have heard men(Baptists), say that they “hate Calvinism”, I have never heard any of them claim to be an Arminianist. The reason for this is clear; Because Arminianism denies God’s Grace. Although I don’t hate Calvinism, I do clearly recognize it’s Doctrinal errors. This is an ongoing issue with me, because I am IFB, and most of my peers seem to act as though, they can win ANYONE to the Lord, if they are just forceful enough. But I keep remembering the words of Jesus.... “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44) Now although the Bible does say that EVERYONE will be drawn(John 12:32), and this will be the only times in their life when they can get saved; God doesn’t draw forever. I will never forget the response I got from a good pastor friend of mine years ago, when I was talking to him about “election”, he quoted some famous evangelist who once said, ... “it seems the more people I witness to the more get elected.” I started to ask him, “how did he know they were elected?” (Just because they made a profession of faith!?!) ------------------------ One of the reasons this is an ongoing issue with me, is because (as always), if I am wrong about something(anything), I want to be corrected. But God’s Word clearly teaches that everyone who will trust Christ is elected to; (but this election is not UNCONDITIONAL).