I think I have a pretty good grasp of the Calvinist perspective that God has chosen a specific people from the foundation of the world, but I am curious how the free will crowd reconciles verses like the above with respect to the millions and billions of people in civilizations which were never given the oppurtunity to "choose" Jesus as saviour i.e. Aborginal tribes, Aztecs, American Indians, Celts etc. etc. In my opinion the God who leaves the choice of salvation up to man and then allows only certain people to gain access to the knowledge which could save them is infinitely more cruel than the God who has chosen whom He will save from the beginning of time. Am I missing something here?