In 4 years of pastoring the same church and studying through Romans, Ephesians, Galations and some personal study, I have come to the conclusion that man by himself is incapable of developing saving faith in his own heart. Faith is a gift from God. When I first came to this church, I was not asked where I stood on this topic. I used to believe that man could choose to turn to God on their own volition. Now, however, I am convinced I was incorrect. God, by His choice, saves us. He does not wait for us to decide for Him, but decided long ago whom He would save. I have had comments that I hid that I was Calvinistic from the start. Most of the members have observed the struggle I have been involved in for 6 years over this issue. (Yes I was dealing this issue when I came here.) This is beginning to create some small issue and I want it dealt with before it gets way out of hand.... How do i work this one out?