Originally Posted by 042Dave
People who must "choose" to believe don't believe but force themselves to give mental assent. Salvation is an experience that causes you to believe. Just as sitting in a chair needs no decision to believe that you are.

Faith (evidence, substance) is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that causes saved people to believe.
Agreed. I believe 2 Thess 2:13 confirms that

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Notice the Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit culminates into belief of the Truth. BTW the word belief here is the same word for the noun faith pistis