I was wondering that would TULIP or 5-points of Calvinism generally be communicating the positive aspects to the believer. At the same time, would you agree that given that these doctrines speak positively to the believer, it does speak of the negative aspect to/about the unbeliever? For example: Total Depravity elect: acknowledges sin and need of a savior non-elect: indifference and self-righteousness (pharisees) Unconditional Election elect: active choosing of the elect non-elect: passive passing over (non-choosing) to the non-elect Limited Atonement elect: atonement of sins non-elect: no atonement of sins Irresistible Grace elect: freedom to run towards Christ non-elect: hardness of the heart Perseverance of the Saints elect: may fall gravely but will not fall fully, totally, and finally non-elect: is in and will remain in the state of fallenness I somewhat related it with what the Sacraments communicate. Grace to the believer, condemnation to the unbeliever. Would you say that same goes with the Doctrines of Grace?