I used to think differently and watching some old open air sermons, or even reading some old writings this was obvious. But the doctrine of election becomes even more clear to me as I learn more and trust God. For example last week when I took my trip to another state I had many reject the gospel message, but one female was very CONVICTED by the 10 Commandments and I just saw it soak into her soul as she sat and thank. She told me she has NEVER heard the gospel explained this way before as perhaps she was a false convert I do not know.... Then yesterday while I was out witnessing and open air preaching I preached the doctrine of election very clearly and with confidence. I had many mock me, but one man was convicted as God drew him to hear my message. My point? If you are out witnessing and sharing the gospel do not give up but continue to do the work and preach to every creature (Mk 16:15) for God will bring his elect into your path and their hearts will be softened and they will hear your message. God does not need some fancy apologetic arguments to win people to himself, nor does he need some professional evangelist. You alone can be used to bring people to salvation, just be faithful. I believe God can use gospel tracts and presentations that are not complete to bring His own to salvation, but these presentations can be dangerous as false converts sit and soak on them and why the 10 Commandments and a call to self-denial, and the Lordship of Christ must be addressed. I have been reading the book God is the Gospel which is a good read. Not as detailed as a certain book by Arthur W. Pink but still a good one.