I Corinthians 4:7 "For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn't receive? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as if you hadn't received it?" I have heard an argument from Calvinists (or maybe Determinists) that accuses the free-will-believer of pride because they were able to 'choose' to receive salvation. Paul here uses the fact that the Corinthians should not be able to boast because all the respectableness they had and were was due to them receiving it. If determinism was the reality, Paul could have easily have said (and I would argue would be obliged to say), "What do you have that wasn't pre-determined? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had the ability of contrary choice?'. I don't believe the evidence supports that Paul is writing from a deterministic world view.* Regarding Salvation, It would be absurd for us to consider a beggar's 'choice' to receive that which he needs as a means to accuse that beggar of being prideful for receiving. Likewise, it would be absurd for us to consider a drowning person's 'choice' to receive the rescue which he needs as a means to accuse that person of being prideful for 'choosing' being saved from drowning. Paul is writing from the perspective that the Corinthian could have rejected what they had received and Paul, at the same time, was using the idea that 'all they have is because they received' as a means to humbling them.