Many Arminians have quoted the following verse as if it go’s against what is commonly called "Calvinism". I would like to comment on it and see how Arminians think this contradicts a Calvinistic Soteriology: Rev. 22: 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 1.)This verse teaches that all those who "will" come to the Son "may" come. (No Calvinist would disagree with this. All who “will” to come may come, other verses tell us who the ones that "will" to come are (John 6:37;Acts 13:48). 2.)This verse does not address whether a person "can" (has the ability to) come (Rom. 3:11;John 6:44). (There is a difference between, "May I" and "Can I". We all learned this from our first grade teacher!) Question: Does this verse address the "ability" of mans will or do you have to assume it? Does saying someone may do something, the same as saying that they can do something? In Christ... (I may not can respond till next week) Looking forward to the discussion.