I realize that John 3:16 has been overdone here but I had a thought I wanted to throw out for consideration. Total Depravity ultimately teaches that only some men are able to believe and yet this verse along with many others that say such things as "anyone who" or "any man" seems to indicate any one could believe. In other words there are no qualification for whosoever. If I were to say, "Whoever registers can be a member of the Baptist Board." It would imply that ANY ONE could register, but if I said, "Whoever the moderators have chosen will register and become a member." Then it would imply that only some can register and that they certainly will become members. Its very simple language which is why most people refer to John 3:16 when the first reject to Calvinism's dogma. Why did Christ and others make these statements as if ANY one would be able, if indeed most are not?