From J. I. Packer, as quoted here: Most every modern American (Christian or not) will argue for the idea that ability limits obligation, or to put it another way, that I cannot be held accountable for not doing that which I am unable to do. I doubt that any of them could prove it though. But, that is not what I find most interesting about this statement. The first principle that Packer mentions, the idea that God's sovereignty is incompatible with human freedom, is what I find most interesting. The reason is that today's non-Calvinists regularly accuse Calvinists of holding to a similar position. I, for one Calvinist, hold to an opposite position. I affirm the absolute sovereignty of God in all events and over all creatures for all time, and I also affirm the absolute freedom given to every person to do exactly what he wants at any given time. The reason that I find this so interesting is that the original Arminians did not try to redefine sovereignty in order to justify their beliefs. They recognized that to give up control is to give up sovereignty. I respect them for at least being up front about what they believed.