I read somewhere that election was totally random, picked by God from before time with absolutely no bearing on earthly events. Is that accurate? Ok, now if that's true, then shouldn't Christians be evenly dispersed throughout time and geography as according to a percentage of population? For instance, if God randomly elected a specific number of people as elect, lets say 1% to make it easy, then at any given time in any given place roughly 1% of the population should be elect. So China would have roughly 22 times the number of elect in China as there are in England since there are 22 times the number of people in China. Likewise there should have been twice the number of elect on the earth in 1950 as there were in 1850 since the population doubled in that hundred years. So what am I doing wrong?? Am I wrong that the elect are randomly selected? Am I off somewhere else? I'm asking these questions because I'm trying to figure out where I stand on Calvinism. I know I'm not Arminian because I believe in once saved always saved. But Calvinism seems to have a lot of problems too. So I'm starting with the questions which jump out at me and I'll work my way up to the more complicated stuff. Thanks for your patience.