On another thread awhile ago a poster was saying with respect to his personal salvation that "He [God] knew about it of course." My question for folks here is does God merely "know about it" ? Is He only aware of this momentous transaction ? There is only Divine cognizance involved ? That reminds me of the position of the Deist conception of God . According to them God is just standing by , perhaps interested , but not personally involved . Well , in the Calvinistic conception regarding salvation the Lord is not just an interested bystander . He is proactive . He is , afterall , the Author and Finisher of our faith . He ordains the very day and moment of our regeneration . He even gives us the very saving faith and repentance to believe . As a matter of fact I can't begin to innumerate the myriad acts the Lord determines for His elect -- ranging from long before our birth and continuing all the way to our glorification . God is certainly not passive in the process , and He is intimately involved with the individuals He has set His love upon .