Four of the five points of the TULIP are false doctrines according to my view of scripture. Proponents of these views claim other equally viable views are possible. Lets take them in the order preferred by Calvinists, starting with "Total Spiritual Inability" and crank through to "Irresistible Grace." The doctrine of total spiritual inability claims that the Bible teaches fallen natural men of flesh, before they are regenerated, cannot respond in a way to the gospel message such that God would credit that faith as righteousness. They say that no one can understand the gospel message until they are regenerated. Paul in Romans 3:11-12 certainly says "there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God." Calvinists read into this passage, "there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God at any time before regeneration My view reads into the passage "no one understands, no one seeks God when they are sinning. Two radically differing views. I claim my view is contextual because what Paul is doing is citing OT scripture to make the case we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, we are all "under sin." So Paul's point is that through the Law comes the knowledge that we are sinners, that we are under sin, for by the Law no flesh is justified. But lets agree, either view is possible when viewing the passage in isolation. But then we have Matthew 23:13 which has men entering heaven. In order to enter heaven, they must have been regenerated to respond to the call of the gospel, if the doctrine of total spiritual inability is true. However, they are blocked by false doctrine from false teachers. So if they were entering heaven without being altered by "Irresistible grace" they were unregenerate men responding to the call of the gospel. Therefore this verse supports my understanding of Romans 3:11-12 and nullifies the Calvinist view. Next we have the doctrine of Unconditional Election which asserts God chose individuals before creation not based on any characteristic of the individual such as faith in the truth. Calvinists would claim Ephesians 1:4 says we were chosen individually before creation, before we had done anything good or bad, just as the two babies were chosen in Romans 9:11. God certainly chose the Word to be His Lamb, His Redeemer before creation (1 Peter 1:19-20), and therefore everyone the Lamb would redeem was chosen corporately in Him. But Paul teaches in 2 Thessalonians 2:13 that we were chosen through faith in the truth. That would make our individual election for salvation a conditional election occurring during our lifetime. This is consistent with Romans 4:5 which says God credits our faith as righteousness. And again, the "unconditional election" of the twins occurred during their lifetime, not before creation, and they were not chosen for salvation but for fulfilling His promise of blessing the descendants not of the flesh but of the chosen children of the promise. Therefore it does not depend on the man that wills to be saved, but upon God who has mercy on whom He has mercy. Therefore scripture provides support for conditional election based on fulfilling God's purpose, and that election is described in many verses such as 2 Thessalonians 2:13, James 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9-10 and 1 Corinthians 1:26-30. Next we have the doctrine of "Limited Atonement" which asserts Christ died only for the elect and did not die for mankind. However the bible teaches God desires all men be saved, so it is illogical for Christ not have provided the means of salvation for all mankind. We also have verses which teach Christ died for the church, i.e. the elect, but that does not argue against the idea Christ died for all mankind, including the elect, i.e. not either/or but both. 1 John 2:2 says Christ is the propitiation for the whole world. And finally we have the doctrine of "Irresistible Grace" where Calvinism claims God makes alive (quickens) people before they are spiritually placed in Christ. However, Ephesians 2:5 says we were made alive together with Christ. So outside of Christ, separated from Christ we are dead, but once put in Christ, we are together with Christ and are alive. At the end of the day, we can see that alternate views of verses cited as supporting Calvinism are possible, removing any actual support, and at the same time we can see verse after verse that directly teaches Calvinism is not true.