Nuggets from "Whatever Happened to Heaven?" by Dave Hunt
Never has such a valiant attempt been made to effect a "reconstruction" of society as under the efficient direction of Calvin. Nor could anyone be better qualified than he or find circumstances so much in favor of the desired goal. Yet Christianization failed even in the small area of Geneva for the same reasons that any such attempt must fail today as well. Only a small percentage of mankind is willing ("predestined," according to Calvin) to come to Christ in repentance and to be born again by the Spirit of God—but only thus can one live in obedience to God's laws: "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit....Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" (Romans:8:3-9).