Why waste time on an argument
between Christians, and instead focus on the unsaved?

Why waste time on a controversy between Christians?

The argument goes on to suggest that it’s just Satan trying to distract Christians with foolish arguments. Obviously, this was not the view of an Arminian or a Calvinist, but of a non-Calvinist who is perplexed by all of the controversy and wishes for it to just go away. I, myself, did not wish to enter the debate. I would listen to my Calvinist, brother in law, exchange verses with my non-Calvinist, father, and would be perplexed at how each side could make such bible-based statements, and yet still have room to disagree. One side emphasized the sovereignty of God, and the other side emphasized the love of God.

Why bother with this discussion? But you might also ask, why discuss any Bible topic? The fact is that Calvinism and Arminianism leads to dramatically different perspectives on how God relates to man. I have personally witnessed how dramatic of a change that takes place within the world-view of a person who embraces Calvinism. There are some Calvinists who even teach that it is wrong to randomly tell anyone that God loves them, because you might be lying to them if Jesus never died for them. There are significant issues involved, and you should be informed of what to expect from both sides. This website affirms the Arminian perspective, while examining what Calvinism has to say about God and the Bible.

Question:  Is the discussion on Calvinism vs. Arminianism worthwhile?

Answer:  If someone asks you a question about the Bible, shouldnt you be able to answer it, without blankly stating, I dont know”? Believe this: When a Calvinist first meets another Christian, the very first question in their mind is: Are they Reformed?, and if not, have they heard of John MacArthur and John Piper, or more historically, John Calvin and Martin Luther?” Such Calvinists will consider you as biblically illiterate and even baby Christians or immature Christians, and as such, candidates for their indoctrination, and few things give Calvinists more joy than to convert Christians over to Calvinism, which some Calvinists refer to as a “salvation within salvation.” So you should be informed on these matters, just as anyone else who asks you to give a defense of what you believe: “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” (1st Peter 3:15) Be warned that at first, a Calvinist will act as if they are only trying to help you, but should you resist their theological perspective, they can become aggressive, abusive and accusatory.