It’s not easy being of the Arminian persuasion. Perpetual kicking against the goads must smart. Explaining away the Bible truths declared by the Lord Almighty despite its clear and consistent teaching takes much time, effort, and eisegetical gymnastics. “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life”, they preach. However, if by your own free will you refuse to ask Jesus into your heart, then push comes to shove, that all-loving God will have no other choice but to burn you, body and soul, in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone……where you will have no relief…..forever. Even unbelievers discern the inconsistency of the message. It’s the message of a Bi-Polar Deity. In order to stay true to his theology, the ardent Arminian must also believe that God loves all of Hell’s population…..the end result being it matters not if God loves you, for you, too, may end up in Hell. If only God’s love was actually efficacious to save, then all the world would be saved! But alas, such is not the case in the Arminian theological system. There are further hurdles over which the Arminians must jump. They claim John 3:16 proves the love of God for every individual in the world. They also acknowledge the truth of God’s immutability. By combining these two propositions they must conclude that God had a strange way of showing His love to the world when He destroyed every human being (but eight) by drowning in the days of Noah. For if He loves every human now, He loved every human then. For God does not change. Another mountain the faithful Arminian must climb is the mountain populated with innumerable Heathen who have never heard of Jesus or His Gospel. The Very Reverend Billy Graham recognized this difficulty, so in order to prove God’s love for all mankind, he has developed another Gospel……the Gospel of salvation by means other than faith in Christ. The Apostle Paul had much to say concerning those who preach another Gospel. No. It’s not easy being an Arminian. And finally, consider how difficult it is for the Arminian to maintain a humble, servile attitude despite his infallible belief that it was his free will decision which made the difference in his salvation. Yes, Arminians made good and holy use of their free will while their sinful neighbors, co-workers and lost family members did not. If only those sinners had the righteous qualities to make good use of their free will, as did the Arminians. In the mind of the Arminian, his god is just, having no favorites, respecting no persons, allowing all mankind to make their own decision as to their eternal destiny. But always remember, the Arminian declares, God loved you before you went to Hell and God loves you after you go to Hell. Isn’t that comforting? No. It’s not easy being an Arminian.