A must read for all Calvinists is the book “No Place for Sovereignty” by R.K. McGregor Wright. It is one of the best reads on reformed theology I have read thus far, even considering The Potter’s Freedom by Dr. White. In his book, Wright demonstrates a fundamental flaw with Arminianism’s idea of free-will, and how it actually destroys the very concept it tries to protect. This argument not only refutes the free-will idea, but it also establishes a wonderful platform to accurately present and describe the reformed position on anthropology, which is often grossly mischaracterized by those not in the community.
“but you shall say to me, why does He still find fault, for who can resist His will?” (19)
“The most serious problem here is that this form of spontaneity is indistinguishable from a chance event. We need only ask ‘what causes the will to choose one way rather than the other?’ If it is not caused, it is purely random, if it is caused to act then it is not free from causation.”
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.