John 3:16, a verse that used to bring joy to God's people, is now a verse that causes strife, frustration, and heated debates on the issue of election. Undoubtedly, there are MANY false converts. We SHOULD focus on that for their sake. However, at this point we're not putting a focus on the right things regarding conversion.
For example, what about the fruit of the spirit? Nobody EVER brings that up to measure the likelihood that somebody is saved. Is it okay to be bitter if you consider yourself a Calvinist?
In a nutshell, I think we need to get back to preaching the Gospel and doing what the Bible tells us to do. What about feeding the poor? What about caring for the widows? What about charity? We have written those things off, lowered their importance, and replaced them with tons, and tons, and tons of debates on doctrine. Debating doctrine is kind of pointless unless you're going to follow it.
I'm not attacking anyone here. I don't even know most of you. I just wanted your thoughts.