Allow me to highlight some things:
Depraved Yet Conscientious
R esponding Atonement
E lection Mutual
S ufficient Grace
S anctification Positional and Progressive
"Grace to save and keep the believer is often resisted, but it is sufficient to save and to keep the saved believer."
"DEPRAVED YET CONSCIENTIOUS Sinners are spiritually dead in sins yet morally conscious of God’s righteousness. "
"RESISTIBLE GRACE We have already established that the grace of salvation that appears to all men is indeed resistible. But it is not sufficient in the line of thinking of the Arminian to leave it at that. For to be consistent they would believe that God’s grace were totally resistable by the free will of man at any time and in any situation, which is sometimes true and sometimes false. If that were entirely true than how could God say to the apostle Paul in II Corinthians 12:9, My grace is sufficient for thee? Or in II Corinthians 9:8, And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work. Philippians 2:13 says It is God that worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Jude 24 says, Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. What Arminians fail to believe is that God is able to take dominion over what He has purchased and apply sustaining grace and preservation, even when the saved don’t feel like it or will it. If a saved man never in this life commits adultery, murder or blasphemy, is it not because of the grace of God? Are there not times when we would give in to the flesh, but God provides a way to escape and directs our feet away from the path of sin? So, on one hand, it is possible according to Hebrews 12:15, to fail of the grace of God. That is, fail to, by faith, appropriate the grace of God. And then on the other hand there are times when God by taking dominion and by His sustaining grace upholds us even when we would not appropriate His grace. Peter failed of the grace of God not to deny the Lord as Christ foretold, yet in his despair God’s sustaining grace prevented him "
"CONDITIONAL ELECTION When Arminians speak of Conditional Election they emphasize the free will of man. God has given to man a free will to choose salvation, but here, with this first point of Arminianism, we must recognize an unscriptural extreme and avoid it. To the Arminian, the free will of man means that man can choose salvation at any time, and over and over, and can choose to reject it any time, and over and over. Is that scriptural? Absolutely not! The Bible is clear that there is a time to get saved. There is a window of oppor- tunity to choose salvation and to reject it. The window may close and the opportunities no longer come. Hebrews 3:15 says, Today if ye hear his voice, harden not your hearts... This implies that God expects immediate repentance, without delay, when the Gospel is made known and His Spirit is convicting and drawing. II Corinthians 6:2, says, Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. In the Old Testament Isaiah 55:6 says, Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. This implies that there may come a time when, if one ignores or rejects the opportunity to be saved, it may pass them by. Then, when they would like to seek the Lord, they will not find Him or call upon Him and He will not hear. The writer of Proverbs supports this in Proverbs 1:24,26,28, Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand and no man regarded; I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. Similarly, God said to Noah in Genesis 6:3, …My spirit shall not always strive with man… The fact of scripture is that according to Romans 2:4 …the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance. According to John 1:9, Christ is the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. According to John 12:32 since Jesus was lifted up he will draw all men unto Himself. According to Romans 8:30, God calls them that are justified. We dare not ignore that in order to be saved we must choose to repent and believe the gospel when God the Father is calling, God the Son is drawing and God "
"TOTAL DEPRAVITY Anyone who would deny the doctrine of hamartiology, the sinfulness of man, would indeed be a heretic because the scripture is clear on the sinfulness of man. Romans 5:12 says, by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Psalm 51:5 says, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Romans 3:23 says, For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Ephesians 2:1 says, And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. We have inherited a sin nature passed down to us through our fathers going back to Adam. That sin nature is active in every one of us moving us to think sinfully and act sinfully. We are indeed dead spiritually and need to be made alive spiritually by the miracle of the new birth. Biblicists point out, however, that Calvinists view total depravity as total inability to an extent of minimizing or even ignoring the conscience. They believe that man is so depraved that he possesses and practices every evil throughout his life and has no knowledge or comprehension of righteousness or right living. Now we know that any righteous deed done outside of the power of God through salvation is filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6), because no righteous act can bring us to God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight Romans 3:20. However, God has created every man with a conscience. Romans 1:19,20 says, Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Many men reveal the truth that they were made in the likeness and image of God by living their entire lives according to certain conscientious convictions. There are people who their entire lives detest certain sins and never come close to desiring them or practicing them and yet they are lost in their sins. Romans 3:10 says, As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one."
I think Free Will is kind of like a goldfish in a bowl, God sets the limits and boundaries of our bowl, and we have freedom to make choices within the bowl we have been placed.
While I believe mankind is wicked and corrupt, I also believe that God's grace is sufficient to help us.