Mark 10:23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!" 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." If election is unconditional and men are chosen not based on anything they do or become within this life, and all the elect are irresistibly drawn to faith and salvation; then why does Jesus draw the distinction regarding the difficulty of those with wealth to be saved? Could it be that wealth causes one to depend upon his own resources? Could it be that wealth can lead to materialistic distractions? Could it be that wealthy feel they must give up 'too much' in order to be a disciple? Why would any of these factors even matter if God chose or passed over them without their wealth being a condition? And would any of these deterrences be any real hinderance to an irresistible working of the Holy Spirit? How can one person be any more "difficult" than another if the Calvinistic system is right?