Jesus told the Pharisees, "but you do not believe because you are not my sheep" (John 10:26). Notice carefully Jesus' words. He did not say "you aren't my sheep because you don't believe!" He said "you don't believe because you are not my sheep." John 10:26 In other words, those who believe were already Jesus' sheep prior to salvation. Being a sheep doesn’t come about as a result of believing. Rather, believing in Jesus is dependent upon whether you were already His sheep. Jesus has sheep; these sheep will believe. The only way He could already have sheep is if they were chosen to be His sheep beforehand. Make sense? Comments?