John says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. However that is only one verse of many. We also hear Paul speak about God's purposes in election and that God is in fact electing certain people to salvation. We live among the fallen sinners the weeds and this is how it will be until the new heaven and earth.

It's all by God's grace we even have faith to believe. Dead in our sins and trespasses doesn't sound like we have much choice in the matter or that people will be reclaimed by our actions. We do come to trust Christ but first need to be drawn by the Father to the son. So, it's all grace no matter how you slice it.

This world is passing away and the way things look at the moment I would say it will be sooner rather than later.

The Westminster Confession of Faith says this about how active we are in our calling.

CHAPTER 10
Of Effectual Calling
1. All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God, taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them a heart of flesh; renewing their wills, and, by his almighty power, determining them to that which is good, and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ: yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace.

2. This effectual call is of God's free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man, who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit, he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.