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.
The unsaved come most freely, being made willing by His grace.
When God works in us, the will, being changed and sweetly breathed on by the Spirit of
God, desires and acts not from compulsion but responsively"
Bondage of the Will, XXV.