From another thread and after discussing with other free-willers, here's what they agreed to, do other "non Cals" agree?? 1. Spiritual Inability: Man is spiritually depraved but not absolutely depraved, by the fall, so he is able to will or to do good. (i.e man does have enough good in him to perform good human works, since man remains created in the image of God, man has enough good in him that he is able to incline himself toward acknowledging there is a God - a God consciousness). Man is also not so fallen that he is unable to believe there is a God of his own free will, but apart from the Gospel he is spiritually unable to “save himself” on God’s terms – his good works are as filthy rags. 2. Accountability of sin: Man is born a sinner but innocent of its condemnation only if a man dies before reaching the age of accountability (ability to exercise faith and acknowledge sin), Man does not come under the condemnation (wages or penalty) of sin until he knowingly and willfully understands his sinful condition. 3. Sovereignty Sovereignly Limited: It is God's sovereign will to LIMIT His sovereignty to man with respect to man's will. God remains absolutely sovereign over all things EVEN man's will, but it is His sovereign decision to LIMIT His absolute sovereignty over man's will – i.e to make it “irresistible” for man to believe the Gospel. God compels, He convicts, He persuades but He doesn’t “coerce”. 4. Free Grace: It is God's will that all men be saved, but God does not impose His will upon man. God gives man enough grace to be saved, but not so much as to coerce man's salvation contrary to man’s will. Man may resist God's grace and refuse the gift of salvation, thereby thwarting God's will that all men be saved, but thus holding man responsible to the Gospel, so man is without excuse. 5. Saving Faith: The driving force behind the previous points is that God wants man to have faith in Him, but does not consider faith worth accepting unless man gives faith to Him freely from his heart and not coerced, i.e. according to man's own will once enlightened by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is IMPOSSIBLE that apart from the Gospel that a man can “will himself” to be saved, it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and man’s faith that ensures his heavenly home. Faith is essential in salvation.