The debate between the free will of man and the sovereignty of God has been raged for centuries. It has been conducted by flawed men, who think they understand the inner most secrets of the Creator. If God had wanted us to know exactly how freedom of choice and sovereignty work together at the most complex level, He would have told us. The fact is no one this side of eternity will ever understand it completely. Now in our depraved state we have managed to come up with two man made standards, Arminainism and Calvinism. The first one is so ridiculous it does not merit discussion. There is some Biblical merit to the second. This is what we know. Man's free will is bounded by his fallen state. He cannot respond to the Divine on his own. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Christ chose us, we did not choose Him. We are all deserving of hell. We are saved by grace through faith. Romans 1 makes it clear we are without excuse. We can tell there is a Creator by observing creation. The Gospel requires shedding of more light. If a lost person is hearing the Gospel, he or she might as well be reading a Superman Comic unless the Holy Spirit enters that life and convicts that person of sin, and shows them a Holy God, and points them to Jesus Christ. Hate to tell you folks, without Divine intervention no one is saved. I am not interested how that lines up with this or that man made theory, but that is how I see it. The Lord supplies faith, salvation, regeneration, eternal life, a new life in Christ. Man contributes nothing.