This is from Reclaiming the Mind - I'd rather comment there, but for whatever reason, my browser doesn't want to show me the combox...
This interaction was interesting.
(I asked)Why does one fear Him and another does not? Intelligence? Random Chance?
(another answered)Have you had children? Have you examined your body and how incredibly it is made? Have you gazed at the starry host and wondered at the vastness of what God has created? Have you considered the amount of energy within a single atom and how it holds itself together? How about the energy present within the fabric we call space and often thing of as a vast expanse of nothing? I have watched the BBC Earth series and my jaw literally drops to the floor when I consider the incredible creation of God.
We have more information today than we have in the past, but all the big stuff is easily within reach. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to recognize the obvious about God.
yes. I have children. Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
This is a wonderful answer...but I have no clue what the question was.
The answer given has ZERO to do with the question that I asked.
If our salvation depends on our decision to choose to accept Christ, why did I choose, and why didn't the person next to me in the pew choose?
What makes me so smart? spiritual? special?
If the answer to that was "because God chooses those who fear Him" - why do some fear Him, and others not?
If the answer lies with the person, what is the answer?
If the answer lies with God - isn't that "election"?