2 things that stood out to me reading this yesterday. First, it is stated by calvinists that Paul's conversion is the model we should look at in understanding unconditional election, yet we see Paul was obedient, contrary to the "I" in TULIP. Does this not show unconditional election to be based on a condition...obedience? Second, was Paul's desire a carnal one...or a spirit filled one? If the former, how...and if the latter, how could his desire be different than the Lord's considering most in the multitude (upwards of 2000 people I have heard) would not be as Paul was without the chains? Why would his desire be other than the Lords?