Why is it that whenever we say that "God called and we answered", does it get thrown back at us that we "elected ourselves", or "saved ourselves"? I will use this last 1.5 weeks as an example. Last thursday(6/14) I lost my precious sweet mommy suddenly to an apparent blood clot. :tear: :tear: :tear: :tear: I have made it by His Grace since then, as I have had a peace about me that can only come from Him. I made it, but only by His help. Now, how would that be me boasting by making the statement "I made it, but by His Grace/Help?" How is it me boasting when I state that God saved me after I obeyed His call? I want this to be civil, and as soon as this gets nasty, I will ask IMMEDIATELY for the Mods/Admins to close'er down. We are mature people, and more importantly, mature christians, and we need to act accordingly. Do not take this thread down the toilet.