I came across this quote below from an Arminian.
In his book, The Trouble With Tulip, Page argues that Baptist need to embrace a biblical theology that is not labeled with either Calvinism or Arminianism. In essence though, Page takes what he likes from Calvinism (which would be total depravity and perseverance of the saints, eternal security) and what he likes from Arminianism (which would be free will, unlimited atonement, resistible grace). A hybrid of both is what Page would like but what he ultimately does is he basically becomes a four point Arminian. I am happy with his position obviously as an Arminian but I think most Baptist including Page would not like to know that they are closer to Arminianism than they are to Calvinist. Most Southern Baptist like the thought that they are Calvinist despite otherwise being basically Arminian.
It is always interesting that while one may be a non-Calvinist or even anti-Calvinist it is rare that these folks want to claim to be an Arminian. I’ve heard several folks say they are a three point Calvinist or even that they agree with two of the points. I’ve never heard anyone say they are a two or three point Arminian though. I wonder why?
I just thought that quote above is interesting in that if a Calvinist were to say something like that (which has been said many times) we may hear a charge of elitism or a “don’t label me”.