Many times in discussions about God’s grace the subject of Calvinism surfaces. There seems to be a lot of energy put into this debate over how God uses His grace to save people. The question of the elect is a hot spot for debate by non-Calvinist. The point of this blog is not to debate the Doctrines of Grace or to debate the subject of God’s elect. Over the years, I have talked to many Christians who do not claim to be Calvinist, who openly reject all aspects of TULIP, and are humble godly Christians who love the Lord. One ironic thing I have found in common with those who reject Calvinism is when they are praying for salvation and how it reflects a Calvinist type of prayer.
“Lord please reach down and save “insert name”. Save him/her Lord. Convict them and save them.” a non-Calvinist
Do you see anything a little odd in this example? I don’t personally know of a non-Calvinist who would not pray that God saves someone. When these people pray do they not understand that this is a Calvinist type prayer in asking God to save someone? Should the prayer be worded like this?
“Lord please reach down and convict “insert name” of their sin. Lord allow the Holy Spirit to convict them so that they may accept You“. a non-Calvinist
I know this may seem to be a play on words, but I believe that we should be very clear in our words concerning our beliefs and faith. My point is I wonder how many non-Calvinist say a prayer asking God to save a person without thinking about what they are actually asking God to do. I’m not saying these people are not saved etc… Even thought I disagree with them, I can see their points about salvation and why they reject Calvinism.
10. as it is written,
“aThere is none righteous, not even one;
11. There is none who understands,
There is none who seeks for God; 
I’m I way off on these points?
aPs 14:1–3; 53:1–3
New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Ro 3:10-11). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.