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Issue Calvinism  Arminianism 
Original Sin total depravity and guilt inherited from Adam  weakness inherited from Adam 
Human Will in bondage to sin  free to do spiritual good 
Grace of God common grace given to all; saving grace given to the elect  enabling grace given to all; saving grace given to those who believe 
Predestination rooted in God's decree  rooted in God's foreknowledge 
Regeneration monergistic  synergistic 
Atonement Christ's death is a substitutionary penal sacrifice  Christ's death is a sacrifice that God benevolently accepted in place of a penalty 
Extent of the Atonement intended only for the elect  intended for all 
Application of the Atonement by the power of the Holy Spirit according to the will of God  by the power of the HolySpirit in response to the will of the sinner 
Order of Salvation election, predestination, union with Christ, calling, regeneration, faith, repentance, justification, sanctification, glorification  calling, faith, repentance, regeneration, justification, perseverance, glorification 
Perseverance  perseverance of all the elect by God's grace  perseverance dependent upon obedience