Calvinists, please explain the clear distinction between Fred and Frank: Fred is a "normal" unbelieving young man who has never heard the gospel. Frank is a man who has been around God's revelations all his life and has chosen to continually rebel against Him. He has now "grown calloused" or "become hardened." (as spoken of in scripture Acts 28; Matt 13; Mark 4; John 12 etc) Now, according to Calvinism both Fred and Frank were born Totally Depraved, meaning they were born unable to willingly see, hear, understand and repent once confronted by the gospel. However, in all the passages listed above it clearly tell us what a man who has not grow hardened might be able to do: "For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'" Matt. 13 So, Calvinists, please explain the difference in a man who is merely totally depraved and a man who has "become hardened/calloused" in light of these passages. Can both Fred and Frank willingly "see, hear, understand and turn" or can't they? Explain.