I've seen several people claim that God would not violate our free will. IMO, the biggest problem with this statement is that it elevates man's free will above God. But here are some things that strike me as amusing about this assertion: As far as I can tell, both Arminians and Calvinists agree that we all start out with a sin nature -- that is, that our will is inclined toward sin. Where we differ is in how one escapes that sin nature, whether the process is entirely of God, or if some "free will" decision is invovled. But if that's so, then isn't God violating our "free will" to choose sin and only sin when He does anything that would cause us to consider an alternative? If God really honored our "free will" above all else, then wouldn't he stop meddling in our fleshly desires and simply let us all go to hell? After all, that's what we freely choose before He gets in there and starts stirring up the waters. It seems to me that the Arminian God may be more subtle in His violation of our free will, but He violates it all the same. A second problem with this statement is that, most of the time, people assert that God would not violate our free will in order to explain why some people go to hell. Isn't it "convenient" that the person asserting this about the hell-bound happened to exercise his free will to go to heaven? Put another way, how many times have you ever heard a Calvinist whining about how God violated his free will and elected him to be saved? If it's such a bad thing that God would violate our "free will", then wouldn't there be more Calvinists who are outraged that they were among the elect?