Every one of the gospel writers quote a form of this verse which clearly defeats the Calvinistic premise that all men are born unable to see, hear, understand, believe and repent after hearing the gospel message. It says OTHERWISE refering to their being hardened. In other words, had they not been hardened they would have been able to see, hear, understand and believe. No Calvinists on this board has dealt with this verse that I have seen and I have asked numerous times. Here are some of the references to which I am refering: (Isaiah 6:9f; 43:8; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:2; Matthew 13:14; Luke 8:10; John 12:40; Romans 11:8 Mark 4:13-20: Matt13:18-23; Luke 8:11-15} Are Calvinists going to continue to avoid these clear teachings of the scripture?