Conflicts over predestination had appeared early in the Dutch Reformed Church, but "these had been of a local nature, occurring between two fellow ministers, for instance, but since the appointment of Jacobus Arminius as a professor at Leyden University the strife had moved to the place where the education of future ministers took place.
Put another way, Christ's death atones for the whole world it is sufficient to atone for the sins of the whole worldbut the benefits of Christ's death are applied only to the elect it is efficient only to atone for the sins of the elect.
Calvinists believe that God alone chooses who will be saved by His sovereign choice.
The Ockhamists argued that if a man loved God simply because of "infused grace", then man did not love God freely. Each of these books is published by the Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co.
Arminians also insist that God's election and predestination are based on his foreknowledge of our choice to believe in Christ I Pet.
Man's Will The free will of man versus God's sovereign will is linked to many points in the Calvinism vs. The quest is noble, but ultimately doomed, as God is so much bigger and wider than we could possibly imagine, and there is no way we could possibly understand exactly how He works.
The ranks of well-known Arminians include historical and current day Roman Catholics, the Remonstrants of the 17th century and John and Charles Wesley.