The two accusations I hear most from the Calvinistic types against non-Calvinists are: (1) You lesson the Sovereignty of God and (2) you have too high of a view of man. But I contend, and will attempt to illustrate, that just the opposite is true!!! Our view of God's sovereignty is greater in its scope than the Calvinist and our view of man's nature is LOWER, not higher, than Calvinism. This can be illustrated in two ways. 1. Sovereignty = power over creation Which is more powerful? A man who ensures victory by playing both sides of the chessboard, or the man who ensures victory by his sheer power over his free and independent foe? 2. The Nature of Man = the level of lost man's corruption Which is worse? A man who is born with defect making him unable to control his behavior so he kills another, or a man who is born with all his capacities and freely chooses to maliciously murder another? Which is worse? A man who hates and rejects a creator who hated him first and who made him for eternal torment so as to bring himself glory, or a man who hates and rejects a creator who loves him, provides salvation for him and genuinely appeals for his reconciliation?