I have lost count how many times Arminians argue from a perspective God would be "unfair", or would it would "violate His Divine Justice" if God [fill in the Arminian blank]. Generally, what goes in the "fill in the blank" space is "if God did not offer salvation to all", or "if God chose one person over another", and so on. Then we tend to argue about whether God does [fill in the blank]. I'm beginning to think that's a total waste of time. Here's why. One would think that reading this part of Romans 9 would silence any such arguments. Why doesn't it? 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! 15 For He says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. Here we have the clear, plain statement that God's choice of whom he grants mercy has nothing whatsoever to do with what man wills or what man does. God will have mercy on whomever He wants to have mercy, period, end of story. IMNSHO (in my not-so-humble-opinion), this makes any statement to the effect of "God is not so unfair that He would do this or that", or "God cannot do this or that because it would violate His Divine Attribute of Whatever" to be one of supreme arrogance.