By election, of course, I am referring to the Reformed/Calvinist view of election, that God has elected all who will be saved, the list is made up and determined, those elected can not resist, and man has no free will and no choice in the matter. Ezekiel 3 disagrees. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. This passage makes it clear that the watchman would be blamed if a sinner died in their sin because of the watchman's failure to warn him. This shows that a sinner has a choice and can respond to warnings given to choose life or choose death. If God had predetermined the sinners salvation, it would be IMPOSSIBLE for Ezekiel to have written this. If the sinner's salvation is already predetermined, then there could be no possibility that his salvation could be jeopardized because of a watchman failing to give him a warning, he would be saved whether the watchman warns him or not. Calvinism holds that God controls the salvation as well as the means (i.e., the witnesses presentation of the gospel, and the sinners response) but yet if God controls the MEANS than how could there be a failure on the part of the witness to warn the sinner? so much that God requires the sinners blood at the witnesses hand? This clearly indicates that the sinner COULD HAVE been saved had it not been for the witnesses lack of diligence. Yet there are no "could have beens" in Calvinism: you are either elect or you are not. This one passage (among many) completely annihilates the Calvinist view of predestination and election.