I have raised these questions before but I'm still not sure what the answer is. If men are totally unable, what is the purpose of... 1. Hiding the gospel from them in parables? (Matt. 13) 2. Hardening their hearts? (John 12) 3. Calling them to repentance and faith? (Mk. 1) 4. Condemning them to hell for not doing what they were unable to do. This is a sincere question. I really don't know what the purposes of these things are in the Calvinistic system and I would like to know. Thank you in advance for any sincere answers to this question. God Bless.