Douglas Wilson makes an important point that I would like to briefly expand. He says that “ad hoc alliances among evangelicals vary from country to country.” His point being that evangelicals in different nations have different set of assumptions. As an example, Doug mentions the Amyraldian position in the UK, which is very popular among Calvinistic circles. In the US, he argues, the same people suspicious of the FV would be suspicious of a four-point Calvinist.
I would also add that there are different alliances even in the same country. The FV has caused quite a stir among Southern Presbyterians, however, not all presbyteries aer created equal. Young men pursuing ordination in one part of the country (in the South) would be condemned for having Paedocommunion inclinations, but another young man in the Pacific Northwest (I have the PCA in mind, as opposed to other smaller presbyterian denominations) might receive a warm welcome for being inclined toward paedocommunion. These types of contrasting reactions are unfortunate, but yet they form the make-up of the present FV controversy.