If there is an example of irresistible grace, the story of Paul's conversion certainly represents it, but let's unpack it and see if it teaches what Calvinism suggests: 1. God has a purpose in electing Israel. To bring the Messiah and his message of redemption to the world. 2. God uniquely intervenes in the world by using persuasive means (sign, miracles) to ensure this purpose stands. 3. Paul is one of those divinely appointed messengers from Israel that God persuades to follow Him in order to ensure his elective purpose of Israel stands. 4. Proof that God uses externally persuasive means like miracles, to ensure the commissioning of his messengers IS NOT proof that God uses internally irresistible means to guarantee the willing response of their hearers. Put another way, pointing to the storm and big fish in the story of Jonah only goes to prove God's willingness to use persuasive circumstances to convince a stubborn will of his prophet, it does NOT prove God uses inward secret irresistible means to make some people believe that prophet's message. Thoughts?