When a Calvinist says that all things happen according to the predestination of God, he
speaks the truth, and I am willing to be called a Calvinist. But when an Arminian says
that when a man sins, the sin is his own, and that if he continues in sin, and perishes,
his eternal damnation will lie entirely at his own door, I believe that he speaks the
truth, though I am not willing to be called an Arminian. The fact is, there is some truth
in both these systems of theology.
Charles Spurgeon, quoted in Credenda Agenda, Volume 5,
Number 2, p. 3, from Tom Carter, Spurgeon at His Best, Baker, 1988, p. 14.
Faith is the effect of God illuminating the mind and sealing the heart, and it is His
James Arminius, 1560-1609, Nine Questions, Q. vi.