Man is made in the image of God. This aspect of man has been used by free-will advocates as proof that man has free-will. God has free-will; we are made in God’s image; therefore we have free-will.
I like this argument. Calvinists do not. Therefore, I have seen Calvinists say, “God cannot do what is contrary to His nature, therefore He does not have free-will.”
In order to back up their doctrine, they change the nature of God, making God a slave to His own nature, which is odd to me.
God chooses to limit Himself, to not do things He does not like doing. This is not a restriction of free-will, but an exercise of free-will.
It bothers me to see people change Scripture so they might maintain a pet doctrine. Changing God’s nature to continue to hold a doctrine is just as alarming, and yet, actually it’s the same thing.
Those who change Scripture will have no problems changing God to fit their preferences. I like many aspects of Calvin’s doctrine; I dislike many as well. I like all aspects of God’s Word, so I try to go with that.