Here is a sincere question for Calvinists of the "Doctrines of Grace" persuasion. I really do want your answer to this because I am thoroughly confused:
What difference does it make?
If God has ordained before time all who would be saved and chosen them based on no other reason then His electing choice --- regardless of foreseen faith --- regardless of faith in the proper Gospel --- or any other thing ....
Why do Calvinists lament over gospels of "Cheap Grace" --- "Easy-Believism" --and-- "Mere Intellectual Assent"? I see many Calvinists decrying the fact, (and I do believe they are sincere about it), that there are so many people who are "fooled" into thinking that they are saved. I don't understand why it matters. If such a one is elect, He will be saved, if he isn't he won't. Why does it matter who is fooling himself and believing an alleged false gospel? Won't God sort it all out in the end and lose none of His sheep? Will a false gospel limit the number? What difference does it make?
If you're not a Calvinist, you can post a theory.