Calvinism often takes a rap for being a logical rather than exegetical system. Both on BB and in print I've come across a number of arguments in opposition to Calvinism that are based on logic, not Scripture. Here's the typical line of reasoning: 1. The Bible teaches that all men have a responsibility to choose salvation. 2. A just God would not give anyone a responsibility without also giving him the capacity to fulfill that responsibility. 3. Therefore, all men are capable of choosing salvation. The logic is valid. 3 is true if presuppositions 1 and 2 are true. Both Calvinists and non-Calvinists would agree that 1 is true. They differ on whether 2 is true. My point is that whether or not 2 is true, it is a logical deduction based on individuals' beliefs about the justice of God. It is not a biblical argument. Although Scripture teaches that God is just, Scripture does not teach that his justice necessitates that he not give anyone a responsibility they are not able to perform. On the contrary, God is not limited by some transcendent principle of justice. Justice is what it is because it is a part of God's character. If God gives people a responsibility without capacity, that action is just simply because God did it.