Originally Posted by apothanein kerdos
Lest we forget, Arminianism is an offshoot from Calvinism - thus, both affirm the sovereignty of God, but both affirm this sovereignty in different ways.
Thus, the Arminian will say that God could choose if He wanted to, yet chooses not to choose and instead leaves the choice up to the individual. Calvinism, alternatively, teaches that God can and does choose, but also desires to display His justice as well as His grace (as both will feed into His glory). It takes the emphasis of salvation off of mankind and places it on God's glory.
The arminian as well places salvation on God and His glory. We are completely and totally saved through God's efforts. God is glorified (revealed) through his ways. The way of salvation glorifies Him in that it reveals his character. God is glorified in allowing man to choose to come to Him when God enables Him to choose.
13 "But go and learn what this means: ' I DESIRE COMPASSION,AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."