I have mentioned this in posts and comment threads in the past, but thought I would bring it up in its own post and get some thoughts on it.
Many Calvinists insist that if there is a synergsitic element in man’s initial salvation (i.e. conversion) then it amounts to salvation by “works”. Synergism in coversion apparently equals conversion by works. But what about sanctification? Many Calvinists say sanctification is synergistic. Well, doesn’t that mean that sanctification is by works? Why is synergistic conversion “by works” but synergistic sanctification is not? I have yet to hear a solid Calvinist response to this question. Maybe today will be my lucky day.