I think some would deny even that there is such a thing as hyper-calvinism, but I would defend the notion that hyper-calvinism exists and is a danger. That is the reason for my post above. All accusations of hyper-calvinism, therefore, are not just Arminians calling us all Hyper...but there are actual hyperists and their doctrines must be fought. There are signs and symptoms of hypercalvinism, which Phil Johnson has done a good job describing. The holders of hyper-calvinism teach false doctrine and are not merely another acceptable variety of calvinism. All house and no doors: A Brief Critique of Hypercalvinism A Primer on Hyper-Calvinism -----Added 8/1/2009 at 05:34:07 EST----- p.s. of course, a good follow-up question would be whether one can be a real hyper-calvinist and still be confessional.