Ok, I've seen a few people on here say that both Calvinism and Arminianism are true, or that both have good parts, or a possition of like wording that says that there's a middle ground between the two positions. Can you who claim such a position explain this to me? Because what you're doing is saying that systems of underestanding of salvation have parts that you like, taking them out and claiming to form another third system of understanding salvation. Maybe it's just me, but I like things to be explained out, shown, validated from Scripture, objections refuted, but I'd appreciate it if you who think that hold to the "Middle ground" position could show how this works it self out. What I mean is: describe the state of man before conversion, his state "under Adam" (Romans 5) so to speak, then how it is that this state is overcome, how grace and the will work in these matters, what the state of the sinner is after conversion, and what is to come in their new life, if and how they can stay there, and to what hope they look towards. I realize people will be tempted to just show scripture and say "That's what I believe," and I appreciate this form of presenting one's views, but I think we would all hope to believe what Scripture teaches, and I would at least appreciate if you would exposite, or show what the verse means in addition to quoting it. Thanks!
Yours in Christ,