In the process of studying the Scriptures dealing with salvation, I came to the fifth chapter of Romans. Here I found that the usual Calvinistic interpretation of the word "all" (that according to context it refers to individuals out of all people groups) does not fit the usage of that word in verses 12-21. In particular verse 18 states, This passage led me to consider and write down the following points regarding salvation. I am presenting them here in hopes that the discussion will reveal the errors which I am sure they must contain, and that I will then be able to further refine these points to adequately portray the teachings of Scripture. I would appreciate any help you can provide. I. Man’s sin makes him wholly unable to attain unto the righteousness of God on his own. Rom. 3:23; thus there is some validity to the claim that man is “totally depraved.” Rom 5:12 II. However, though man can not attain unto God, man’s sin does not prevent God from working in the world of men. Col 1:17, Prov 21:1, Isa 45:1 III. Each individual is created by the specific design of God. Psalm 127:3, and 139:13-16. Thus each individual being was created for the purpose of glorifying God just as all creation is for His glory. Psalm 19:1, Ecc 12:13. IV. The ultimate glorification of God among men is the salvation of lost souls. V. Man cannot glorify God in salvation apart from God. Rom 3:23 VI. God must interact in the world of men if any man is to be saved. No one can be saved unless God brings him to the point of salvation. John 6:44. VII. God has provided a means of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ John 3:16. VIII. Salvation comes only by faith in Christ’s sacrifice. Eph 2:8-9, II Cor 5:7, Rom. 5:1. IX. God, who personally creates the physical life of each and every individual and who personally interacts with each individual in spite of that individual’ sins (Acts 17:27-29), also draws each individual to the place of repentance. John 12:32 X. Each individual is given the free gift of the ability to receive Christ. Rom 5:18 XI. Every individual is given the ability to accomplish that purpose for which he was fearfully and wonderfully made. Phil 4:13 XII. God brings every individual to a place at which he can choose to accept by faith Christ’s payment for his sins. XIII. God is humble. Christ washed the feet of His disciples knowing that humility and even servitude do not negate sovereignty. He took on Himself the form of a servant and humbled Himself unto death. Phil 2:5-11 XIV. God is so sovereign that He is able to submit Himself to the will of man if He so chooses. XV. Therefore, every individual sees the Light which has appeared unto all men (John 1:9), hears the report of God which is gone unto all the world (Rom 10:17-18 and Psalm 19:1-6), and is drawn by the Spirit (John 12:32) to a place where he can believe that report, receive the Light, and be indwelt by the Holy Spirit. But, though God brings every man to the point of salvation, He loves each individual so much that He allows him to make his own conscious choice regarding his destiny: whether to accept Christ’s payment and live forever, or to reject it and continue in the condemnation and death of his sin. The choice to accept is the choice to ask God to complete the work of repentance in that individual thus enabling him to fulfill his purpose of glorifying God for all eternity. The choice to reject is the sin unto death, for all that do not glorify God voluntarily will someday be cast out of His presence forever to glorify Him arbitrarily in eternal death.