Psalms 14 and 53 (which are almost identical) are used consistently by those who subscribe to Calvinism/Reformed doctrine to say that no one seeks God and therefore no one is saved until God 'unhardens' their hearts and allows them to want Him. But that is NOT what either Psalm is saying. Looking at 14: It starts with reference to 'the fool' The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." It is this person, the fool, who is corrupt and whose ways are vile. It is this person who is called one of the 'sons of men', of which none understand and none seek God. Of course one is not going to seek what one denies exists! It is the fools who have turned aside (from what? -- the truth they know -- ref. Romans 1), and fools of whom it is said, there is no one good, not even one. The Psalm continues Will evildoers never learn -- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the Lord? These evildoers, these fools are NOT "His people." There is a distinction there. Therefore, at the least, the Jews are not being called fools and evildoers here. The implication is also that anyone who does not claim there is no God also does not qualify for a fool and evildoer here. Later we read You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge. So, at least for the purposes of this Psalm, the poor are also not counted among these fools and evildoers. In other words, of those it is said that they do not seek God, they are defined rather specifically and this does NOT apply to the entire human race. By way of contrast, let's look at some other Bible passages: Psalm 9:9-10 -- "The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." If Calvinism is correct, then ALL the oppressed are chosen for heaven! Psalm 22:26 -- "The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the Lord will praise him..." so SOME clearly seek the Lord... from Psalm 34 -- I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. ...Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. ...The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 40:16 -- But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; Psalm 69:32 -- The poor will see and be glad -- you who seek God, may your hearts live! Psalm 70:4 -- But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; Psalm 105:3-4 -- Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 119:2 -- Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. Proverbs 28:5 -- Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully. Isaiah 55:6-7 -- Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. Jeremiah 29:13 -- You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Acts 17:26-27 -- From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. Hebrews 11:6 -- And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. So let's first of all put Psalm 14 and 53 in context with themselves, and, secondly, recognize that all men are told to seek God, and that some -- and maybe many -- do. This is what the Bible says. Not all men are fools who say there is no God!