Arminians continue to make the kind of claims like we see in the meta here:
Tyler J said:
Refuting Arminianism is quite simple actually. After all, Arminians fail to distinguish between the revealed truth (what the Bible says) and the secret truth (disclosed only to those enlightened by the doctrines of grace). Whenever the Arminian claims that Jesus died for all (revealed truth), point out that it actually means "all of the elect" (secret truth).
And I stumbled across the typical emotional rant here:
Herman: Well, that song was quite obviously written by an Arminian
Calvin: Why do you say that?
Herman: Well, the song says that Jesus loves “all” the little children of the “world”. That is what Arminians believe, that Christ died for all and loves the world in such a way that He truly desires all to believe in Christ and be saved.
Calvin: Oh, well you have just misunderstood the context of the song.
Herman: What do you mean?
Calvin: Well, the context plainly demonstrates that “all” doesn’t mean “every child without exception.”
Herman: It doesn’t?
First off, even unregenerate unbelievers aren't so stupid as to think that all always mean all. Philosopher of language William Lycan, speaking on restricted quantification, writes that, "What logicians call the domains over which quantifiers range need not be universal, but are often particular cases roughly presupposed in context" (Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction, p.24).
And it's obvious that many people believe that you can say "whole world" and it not mean "every single person whoever." For example, leftists at the 1968 Democrat National Convention in Chicago chanted, "The whole world is watching." It is fairly obvious that if asked, they would say that, "Of course, they didn't mean 'every single person whoever.'"
But Arminians continue to say things like, "Calvinists deny the plain meaning of the Bible because they don't think all means all or whole world means whole world."
But, it is so obvious that even the Bible doesn't always mean all when it says all, or whole world when it say world.
Just look at a few verses:
1 Kings 10:24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
Romans 16:19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
Colossians 1:23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
All, world, everyone, every, etc., obviously doesn't have universal existential import, Obviously. Period.
If I need to make it plainly obvious, here's an example:
 The gospel has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven.
 Sammy the 1st century South American sea slug is a creature under heaven.
 Therefore, the gospel was proclaimed to Sammy the South American sea slug.
So, it is clear that erudite atheists, pot smoking hippies, and even the Bible, consciously use universal language without giving them universal existential import.
I need to say it again. It is OBVIOUS that the Bible, in many, many, many places uses "all" and "whole world" and "everyone" while not meaning all and whole world and everyone. Again:
I John 5:19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
But John did not mean born again believers. People freed from the control and power of sinful dominion.
I said obvious:
Revelation 22:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
 Jesus makes all things new.
 My dog's poop, my 15 month old son’s boogers, and Satan are things.
 Therefore, Jesus makes my dog's poop, my 15 month old son’s boogers, and Satan, new.
So, I am honestly perplexed by those Arminians who constantly and haughtily say things like, "Oh, you need to go read the Reformed theologians because they'll tell you that all doesn't always mean all, even when it says all."
If Arminians think the above verses really mean all, then all I can say (actually, I could say more; I have to make this qualification for our Arminian readers) is that they've made themselves irrelevant. They are disqualified from rational discussion.
If they agree with me about the above verses, then either they are hypocrites or they need to do some major PR work to show just what the heck they mean why they arrogantly act as if we Calvinists deny the plain reading of Scripture.
I'm sorry, but enough's enough.