While Christ was here he had many express a desire to follow him... Some followed, others, like the Rich Young Ruler, don't. Why? Calvinists would say, "Because he wasn't chosen." The scripture says, "Because he was a man of great wealth." Jesus even goes on to say that it is more difficult for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kindom of God. Why? If it's God's "effectual calling" that determines if they will enter into the kingdom, what does a man's wealth have to do with it? Think about it. Money (like envy in Rm 11:14) affects man's will. Rich men are more likely to be enslaved to money and after considering the cost of discipleship they are more likely to think it is too great a cost. Calvinism's teachings don't make much sense in light of these teachings, could you explain them?