The Bible is easy to understand. Its message is clear and wonderful. Jesus' call to Himself is clear and simple. I understood the basic message of the Bible as a child. But Calvinism? Over and over again the response to critics is "You don't understand." If Calvinism is the message of the Bible, then it should be just as clear and easy to understand. But it isn't. In order to get Calvinism to sound like something biblical, meanings of words have to be changed. "All" no longer means "All." "Whoever" only means those God predestined, and "every" only means the elect, etc. There is that about Calvinism which reminds me of Roman Catholicism: you can't 'really' understand the Bible unless 'we' interpret it for you. The way I see it, if fishermen could understand, so can I. "What must I do to be saved?" "Believe." The Bible is clear that 'believe' is not intellectual acknowledgement by itself, but a complete giving up to God and trusting Him. It can be hard, but it most certainly is not complicated or un-understandable!