This thread is intended for those who respect the memory of John R.Rice . However , as much as you respect him -- do you differ with anything he taught ? This is your opportunity . I will put things in a positive way and you can say either you affirm or deny these items and why . Those who hold to 5-point Calvinism are hyper-Calvinists . Adherents of 5-point Calvinism are radical heretics . Calvinism insists that we need not urge people to turn to Christ . Dr. Loraine Boettner was a narrow-minded , warped sectarian . Donald G. Barnhouse was much the same as the above . Calvinists merely reason that since God knows what will happen , then God must have ordered it . That is , Calvinists do not use scripture as the basis for their beliefs -- only fallible human reasoning . The Bible has no such doctrine as reprobation . In the matter of salvation , the Bible has no teaching of unconditional election . The Bible never even hints that there are many people who have no ability to be saved . Calvinism represents grace as the irresistable act of God compelling a man to be saved who does not want to be saved . God's power consists in planning ahead in the affairs of men and works things according to His will . It is fair to say that someone has the same chance of salvation that every other man has . Nobody is predestined to be saved or lost . Mercy in Romans 9 has nothing to do with salvation .