God told Ananias that Paul was elect: Acts 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: God then told Paul he was elect: Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Ananias reiterated Paul's election: Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. Is it any wonder Paul spoke so often about election in his epistles? Reading through Acts, we have one command after another where Christ tells Paul to go here and do this because, 'I have much people here.' And so on. If Paul's salvation was dependant upon his will, why did God stress Paul's election so many times? Maybe He was trying to say something?