Let's assume for the sake of argument that the difference between a saved person and an unsaved person is that the saved person decided of his/her own free will to accept/believe/trust the Gospel. Will an Arminian (or reasonable facsimile) please explain at least one reason WHY one person chooses to accept/believe/trust the Gospel and another does not? What differentiates the two? WHY does one choose to accept/believe/trust and another choose to reject/disbelieve/distrust the Gospel? I hope you will please avoid the tautology that the difference between the two boils down to the fact that man is ABLE to choose one or the other. That is a meaningless tautology, not an answer. It simply says that man chooses because he is able to choose. That would be like saying man eats because he is able to eat, which may be true, but it does not address the question of why man chooses pizza over hamburger when given the choice. Therefore I will ignore any such answer, though others are free to waste their time debating it. Here are some examples of meaningful answers: Given the choice, one person will choose pizza over a hamburger because... 1. He is genetically predisposed to like pizza 2. He associates pizza with pleasant childhood experiences 3. He had a bad experience with a hamburger containing e-coli and now finds them distasteful 4. And so on... Here is another dead-end answer I would like to avoid: 1. Man accepts the Gospel because he decided at some point to seek God, whereas the other man had earlier decided not to seek God This is yet another non-answer. It simply shifts the question to "Given that man has the free will to seek or not seek God, why does one seek God and not the other." One can use this poor debate technique to push the question backwards ad-infinitum, thus forever avoiding having to answer the real question and, in the process, wasting everyone's time. Therefore I will consider any such answer an attempt to evade the question and ignore it. Again, others are free to waste their time debating it. Hopefully, however, at least one Arminian or the like out there will offer a substantial answer. So, would you please offer some examples or reasons why one man (ostensibly of his own free will) chooses X and the other Y?