My cousin Jeremy just joined the Puritanboard . . . everybody give him a warm welcome! He made this great post at the end of a long thread . . . but I think it's worth pulling out as a seperate thread. (I've noticed that we are generally a lot more responsive to new threads, than we are to new questions posed at the end of already existing threads.) Anyway, everybody toss in your on this great question: I think a lot of new Calvinists have similar questions. So, what are your thoughts?