John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. God's program shifted from the nation of Israel to all nations and all peoples as recorded in Acts. Explained in Romans 11. This couldn't happen until Christ was first "lifted up from the earth". John 12:32 was simply a prophecy of things that were to come (Acts 1:8-9, 2:39). I don't believe He meant that every individual would be drawn, but that some would be drawn from all nations and from all peoples. For those who are drawn by God will will come to Him (faith) and be raised up in the last day (saved) (John 6:44). As we know, phrases like "all men" and "all the world" rarely means every individual in scripture. But that's besides the point. My question for those who believe in libertarian "free will" is this: Why didn't Jesus draw all men to Himself before He was lifted up? The basis for the belief in libertarian free will, as I understand it, is the idea that God must draw all men to Himself equally all the time because that's the only fair way. Yet Jesus tells us in John 12:32 that it is only after His ascention that He will draw all peoples to Himself. So, no matter how one defines "all men", they must admit, that there is an exclussion of some people who Christ Jesus was drawing before His was lifted up. How do you explain this?