Many people misrepresent calvinists thinking that we believe that we were born saved since we are elect. THis is NOT the case, though some hyper cals will believe this heresy. When we elect a new president, he has already been elected. He will become president the next January. But He is not there yet. God's elect are the same in that they are not saved just by birth, they are sinners at birth and must believe and repent to be saved. It is just that God has elected them to SOMEDAY in their lifetime get saved. Just as a president who dies before his inauguration will never actually be president, one of the elect who would die before salvation would go to hell. The difference is that God is long-suffering, not willing that ANY of His elect should perish but that ALL should come to repentance. It is impossible for ANY of God's elect to perish before their salvation. Even if you do not agree, I hope that those of you that misunderstood this about Calvinism will understand better now.