“It’s the ISM issue.”

“Hence Dr. Leighton calls Arminianism ‘the Pope’s Benjamin, the last and greatest monster of the man of sin; the elixir of Anti-Christianism; the mystery of the mystery of iniquity; the Pope’s cabinet; the very quintessence of equivocation.’ Alike hereunto Mr. Rous (Master of Eton College) addeth, saying, ‘Arminianism is the spawn of Popery, which the warmth of favour may easily turn into frogs of the bottomless pit.’ And what are the new Arminians but the varnished offspring of the old Pelagians, that makes the grace of God to lackey it at the foot, or rather, the will of man? that makes the sheep to keep the shepherd? that puts God into the same extremity with Darius, who would gladly have saved Daniel but could not (Daniel 6:14)?” (Christopher Ness, Antidote to Arminianism).

The clear antidote to Arminianism is regeneration, but to the tolerant Calvinists who count Arminians as their spiritually “muddled spiritual brethren” in Satan, it’s NOT regeneration but “doctrinal sanctification” in “ironing out” their damnable ignorance concerning the SOLE GROUND of acceptance before the throne of God (cf. Romans 10:1-4). As one writer aptly stated: “It’s the ISM issue.”