I am not really through with this issue... over and over we read in the Word that man has a free will (to choose or to reject God etc). I would be very interested in an armenian view of Romans 9. There are passages like "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy." (Romans 9:16) or "Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth." (Romans 9:18). That could confuse me... are there any "Armenians" (sorry for that categorizing)who can help me with this? Thanks for your time. God bless!