Excellent Exposition on Calvinist 'Proof Text' Just from reading the context, I knew this small portion of scripture did not mean what those in the "Reformed" churches (about 90% of today's churches) said it meant, but I could not word it as well as you did. The cross reference in Acts was tremendous! If God's Word is truth (and it is), it will never contradict itself. I think that a couple problems contribute to people not rightly dividing the Word of God today: 1) People are not studying God's Word daily 2)The modern (per)versions have changed God's Word and 3) as education is more and more "dumbed down," folks do not seem to have good English grammar and inductive learning skills anymore. Please continue to preach God's Word completely and faithfully in season and out of season. Lord, please strengthen this pastor and his family as the time is getting shorter and days are becoming darker. We pray for the salvation of the "many" for whom You paid the price and from whom You deserve all the glory!