Here is a qustion I have had for a long time but have been unwilling to ask on the BSD board, I'm just looking for a simple understandable answer in plain English. I'm not looking for a long list of Bible verses, which I probably do not have enough background to interpret properly.Calvinism's "unconditional election," The "U" in "TULIP" states: (definition lifted from one of the links posted a few posts back) "God's choice of certain individuals unto salvation before the foundation of the world rested solely in His own sovereign will. His choice of particular sinners was not based on any foreseen response or obedience on their part, such as faith, repentance, etc. On the contrary, God gives faith and repentance to each individual whom He selected. These acts are the result, not the cause of God's choice." My question:If God selected only certain sinners for salvation, why did he allow the others (who after all were chosen before the foundation of the world) to be brought into the world (to be born) at all? Why bring a soul into being, let them live a life, already being condemed to etenal hell? Is this a portrait of a loving God?End of question.----------------------Additional thought:If God did not bring into being any of the "unelected sinners" then all living people are of the elect, and this becomes more in line with arminian belief.Ted
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