1. Did Christ die for the sins of the whole world? Yes.
Calvinist state his sacrifice only works for those who accept his his sacrifice not the whole world. The whole world is not saved. Detail in the wording.
2. Does God desire the salvation of all humanity? Yes.
3. Are repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ sufficient to be saved? Yes. If saved means born again
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. See John 3:16 in AMPC lower.
4. Is water baptism only for believers and is it a command to every Christian? Yes.
5. Does baptism signify that the sinner has died to self and sin, and is totally submitted to God? No. It may mean that person who is being Baptised is submitted to God at that moment, but does not guarantee this to be the case for the rest of their life.
Calvinist view says once saved always saved. See 1st scripture below.
6. Is eternal life God's gift to the one who believes? Yes. Defining eternal life and defining what believe means are necessary for full understanding.
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. The AMPC puts all meanings of the original word in parentheses and brackets around clarifiers.
John 3 AMPC Amplified Classic
16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
7. Is the Holy Spirit God's gift to the one who believes? Yes. Believing, present tense is the condition for eternal life.
Calvinist disagree see 1st scripture below again.
8. Does salvation include the New Birth, which means that the individual is a new creature in Christ? Yes.
10. Are believers predestined and elected to be perfected and glorified? Needs clarification.
Calvinist God knew the ending from the begining and foresaw the death of Jesus on the cross and did it anyway. This boggles my mind that as Jesus he would go through this for us. Since the Bible states the carnal mind is enmity against God Calvinist believe that to overcome this God has to touch their heart. He foresaw this from the begining who he would touch. All have the option to believe but harden their hearts against it. If anyone gets into a conversation with an atheist about God this comes through loud and clear. On secular forums I do this often. I am mostly bed ridden.
11. Does that mean that Christians must forsake the ways of the world, and walk in the Spirit by faith? Walking according to the Spirit is obeying the Holy Spirit. Walking according to the flesh is obeying the lustful desires of the flesh. Christians who practice the works of the flesh will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Calvinist see second scripture below about Paul fighting the law of sin in him.
12. Does salvation include justification, sanctification, and glorification, and are Christians kept by the power of God unto the completion of this salvation? Need scripture and context to clarify.
ROFL This theological terminology has always confused me to a certain extent. In a class I understand and agree but later it gets fuzzy keeping the definitions of the words straight.
It is obvious to the casual observer that you are an Arminian in your beliefs. Calvinist disagree with some of your points. I will go into your post to point them out.
John 10 AMPC
24 So the Jews surrounded Him and began asking Him, How long are You going to keep us in doubt and suspense? If You are really the Christ (the Messiah), tell us so plainly and openly.
25 Jesus answered them, I have told you so, yet you do not believe Me [you do not trust Me and rely on Me]. The very works that I do by the power of My Father and in My Father’s name bear witness concerning Me [they are My credentials and evidence in support of Me].
26 But you do not believe and trust and rely on Me because you do not belong to My fold [you are no sheep of Mine].
27 The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.
29 My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all [else]; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father’s hand.
30 I and the Father are One.
31 Again the Jews brought up stones to stone Him.
Romans 7 NIV
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.