Well,not really.But you have to admit that it got your collective attention.Right? I am dealing with a co-worker.Let's call him Alvin.He maintains that he is a believer.I know many Arminians are true Christians.I was for a long time.However,I have been writing him letters with ample scriptural support.Yet he has been condescending and dismissive because he had a year of Bible school.That and the idea that I am a heretic. That reminds me.I attended a black church on Wednesday nights for more than 2 years(definately Arminian).They had participatory Bible studies with several hundred in attendance.I disagreed with the Pastor's inversion of the meaning of Romans chapters 8&9.I tried to be respectful but stood my ground when he took liberties with the texts.For instance he summarized Romans 9,after an exchange with me.He said:"In other words it's all up to us."Huh?!A woman member I met on the street the very next day told me that "Pastor went to seminary."Then distainfully looking at me-"He didn't study at no library!" Anyway,back to the topic.I have been writing him letters discussing the biblical stance on various doctrines that most mainstream Christians would take offence at.I mean I am dealing with the Finney types.He never has written me back. I have encouraged him to do so.I have asked pointed questions in my papers.Nothing.Face-to face is a mess.He reverts to sentimentality,philosophy and most importantly... lots of volume.Lately he has been whacking me with John 3:16 without let-up.I have responded in written form with the A.W.Pink type of method(in his book "The Sovereignty of God".He is aghast.He thinks I am off my rocker.I have never mentioned the words "Calvinism","Calvin","Reformed","The Doctrines of Grace",etc.But in our latest brief person-to-person he proclaimed:"You are a Tulip man!"Duh.Quite a discovery for him.Then he proceeds to say that I am a member of the "Calvinist Cult".He must have the latest info.I am just like the JW's he maintains because I believe in election.They distort John 1:1 and we of the C.C.do violence to John 3:16. This man is incredible.Through all of this I am hardly able to get a word in edge-wise.He never answers a question just demands answers to his (LOUDLY of course).He is so arrogant.He knows so little and struts about with his feeble understanding.He pities me!I am lost in his estimation.Since he will not allow a JW to speak to him,he will do the same with me.He still accepts my written material though. So I follow a man John Calvin,not the Bible.Calvinists don't get their beliefs from the Bible,but from erring men like Augustine and Calvin who are in Hell now.Incredible. I better end this entry soon.I am getting this off my chest in this manner.Yes,I need to pray more for wisdom.Does anyone have a similar experience to relate?