The doctrine(s) of election isn't something I understand very well. I like to see some calm instruction on this issue. What is election all about? (I have an idea, but want to make sure it's correct) What is the scriptural basis? (especially important!) Is the drawing of the Holy Spirit essential to salvation? (how essential?) Does the Holy Spirit draw all men equally? (Did I have the same chance to be saved as the poor black child in Africa?) What does it mean if someone says NO to the Holy Spirit? Was that person being drawn by Him or not? Okay, hopefully you can see what I'm getting at. NO DEBATE for a while, please, though I'd appreciate different views appropriately referenced to the Bible so I can study them and ask questions. I don't care at the moment who Calvin was or who Armenia was or what they said, only what the scripture says. Only quote from other sources if it will add clarity to the instruction and please link to the material if possible. Fussy aren't I? Thank you!