I’m not trying to start the whole Calvinism / Arminian debate here, I’m just making an observation. I’ve known people who oppose Reformed Theology (aka Calvinism), but they talk and pray like Calvinists when it comes to evangelism and salvation.
If you talk about evangelism they are quick to say it is all up to God, and they’ll pray for God to change people’s hearts. It is a humble sentiment, but it just doesn’t seem to fit in with their Arminian theology. I wonder if it is an excuse to avoid the hard and risky work of evangelism? They don’t seem to want God to “woo” people, they seem to want him to really change them — forever.
I lean to Reformed Theology now but caught myself thinking the same way when I leaned towards Arminianism.