Dear free-will
like I said this is all new to me but I have a few questions for you. If you have 2 inner-city children with all things being equal and you give to both the opportunity for an education all living paid, you even promise them success to the point of becoming famous wealthy professionals. There is only one condition- sometimes it will be very hard and present state will be the easy path of least resistance. One chooses the hard way with a future, the other prefers to stay with his life as it is. Would we not say cudos to the one who chooses wisely and tsk, tsk , tsk, to the other? Would there not be some small boasting the wise boy could rightfully claim? Yet the bible says in no way can we take credit for ANY of the salvation process.