I view this board nearly every day, though I seldom post. But there is one passage that I believe is one of the most, if not the most, explicit regarding unconditional election, and that is John 10:26. "But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep." (NASB) Jesus does not say "You are not of My sheep because you do not believe." I do not know how this can be interpreted any way other than to show unconditional election. Any comments?