That scripture doesn't prove that God didn't elect him. God had to do something for him before he was able to be saved. Also, I'm not authorized to read your link, so there's that too.Philip wrote: ↑Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:04 amThis is an unScriptural belief! Ever read in Acts about the very first Gentile to come to Christ? He was seeking God WELL before He was saved. In fact, Scripture tells us that God sent him a vision of an angel who told Him that God was honoring his seeking: "“Your prayers and your alms bhave ascended as a memorial before God."Clay: I got saved in a very calvinistic way. If God doesn't elect people, they remain dead in their sins. Dead people can't really reach out to God.
Read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41572&p=226018&hil ... m#p226018
You can respond on that thread linked.
If you are talking about the Ethiopian Eunuch they even have this conversation...
God quite obviously sent Philip to him in order to give him understanding get him saved. Without God's intervention he would be willing, but lost.Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it." 30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" 31 He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. 32 Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth." 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" 35 Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. 36 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"
While I struggle with the idea of Calvinism, I can't help but see in real life where God sovereignty acts to save his people. On the basis of the election I do not know, only God. I was deep into New Age when God elected me, and he did it in a very strange, powerful, supernatural way. Without God's intervention I would be lost.
If you do not agree that God elects, then you are essentially saying God is not sovereign over all.