I’ve been studying the doctrine that man will not believe on their own (apart from God). I know that this is not a Calvinistic distinctive as Arminianism also holds to this belief (as does other non-Calvinistic camps) so I am not posting in the Cal/Arm area…but I don’t mind it being moved to pacify the hyper-sensitive. My question regards the inability of man to choose God. Reading Scripture I see many passages showing where man is unwilling (unwilling, stiff-necked, rebellious, etc....typically a result of an unwillingness) but the closest I can see from unable is the statement that the lost are spiritually dead (which goes more with being blind, deaf, hardened, etc). Are there any passages that specifically states that men are unable….that the failure of the lost is a failure in ability rather than willingness?