II Peter 3:9 says "The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward,not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance(Ezekial 18:23,32& 33:11) If it's not the LORD's will that any should perish why didn't He just elect everybody in the beginning? I believe that the LORD knows the end from the beginning, for He showed Daniel, the Apostle John, and others the actual future. So I realize He can't help but know who will receive Him "elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father" and yet it seems that the scriptures are clear about the fact that men must exercise their will to receive Him. Another question I have for Calvinists is that the scriptures seem to teach that every person's name is/was found in the book of life and it must be blotted out. I believe when a person turns away from the light shed in their heart by the Holy Ghost in their day of visitation and stubbornly refuses to "lose their life" and trods under foot the Son of God, and counts the blood wherewith they were sanctified an unholy thing, and does despite to the Spirit of grace, that their name will be blotted out of the Lamb's book of life. Comments?