Over the course of the BB's discussions, often it is read that God makes a person with a natural volition in which to self determine their own eternity. This thread is definitely NOT to be a Calvin/Arminian debate, but to consider a single verse in which the Scriptures clearly state that God makes all for His own purpose. The Hebrew word that is key in this verse is "rasha." It basically means one who is not only bad, but condemned. A word that signifies that a person not only has no redeeming features (bad to the bone), but is "condemned already" as John records in John 3. The word not only means what the person does is bad, but that the wicked is from the root of the person. That person does bad because they are bad. The Scriptures state:"The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil." Proverbs 16:3 Often in this modern times, a person hears it said that we are to "love the sinner but hate the sin" or "everyone has some good in them." But this verse would indicate that from God's perspective, such thinking is incorrect - perhaps even deceitful in attempting to soften the evil of wickedness. Some people are wicked, not just do wicked.