This is just an observation, but are not most arguments against Calvinism philosophical in nature rather than based upon a clear and precise exegesis of scripture? For instance, the typical argument against predestination stresses a belief that a loving God could never pass over some and choose others; but the argument is made apart from any Bible text that states that it would be unjust for God to do so. God is 'forced' into a man-conceived definition of 'love' and that definition determines the parameters to which God must conform. The main reason that am drawn to the teachings of Calvinism is that I see time and again that those who hold that view generally accept the clear word of scripture without making philosophical objections. The main reason that I oppose teachings contrary to Calvinism is that arguments seem to be philosophical; or if exegesis of some relevant text is used, it seems to be selective, sporadic, and inconsistent.