It doesn't appear that many people here know what being deceived means. it does not mean: 1) That one knows he's being deceived 2) That one freely chooses to be deceived Being deceived means that one actually believes the deception. Thus, Eve ate the fruit because Satan deceived her into believing she would become like God. So no one freely chooses to reject God so he can spend an eternity in hell because he loves hell more than heaven. Unbelievers are deceived into believing that there is no hell and that Jesus is not the way to God. That is not a free choice, it is a deception. That's why Satan is called the great deceiver because he leads people to believe that the truth is a lie and that lies are the truth. That's also why 2 Corinthians 4:4 says; "For the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ." But God holds us accountable because we have knowledge of his commandments and laws. But knowledge is not the same as belief. Atheists have knowledge of what God says, but they do not have the capacity to believe it because Satan has deceived them into believing that God does not exist and that there is no hell or heaven. But since no one but God knows who his elect are, then no one can say that God is not drawing him which makes everyone without excuse.