A Calvinist recently on Facebook said:
“Salvation is not an offer. So stop offering it.”
Talk about hindering and discouraging evangelism!
Luke 14:17 uses “κεκλημένοις” which means to call or invite.
John 1:12 uses “ἔλαβον” which means to take, to claim, to choose, to select.
2 Corinthians 5:20 uses “παρακαλοῦντος” which means to call and δεόμεθα which means to ask and beg.
Ephesians 2:8 uses “δῶρον” which means the offering of a gift or a present (something you present to someone).
All of this language signifies that salvation is an offer that man must claim, take, choose, accept, etc. Salvation is a gift that God “offers” which men can accept or refuse.