Dear Carlos,<br><br>One of the characteristics of Christ's sheep are that they follow Christ. A person who is unregenerate (even if he/she is one of the elect) obviously does not follow Jesus before they come to Him. So your argument that you must be a sheep to respond to the call is invalid. I believe what it is actually saying is that those who love the Father (just as many under the Jewish law did), were Christ's sheep and would come to Him. <br><br>"It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me." (John 6:45)<br><br>Also, I never argued that one who is given to Christ "may" come, I said that there were conditions if a person would be given to Christ.<br><br>Don't get me wrong, I do believe in election and predestination. I simply believe that God doesn't make the decision for you or force you to accept Him, but chooses you on the basis of His foreknowledge. <br><br>"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied." (1 Peter 1:2)<br><br>God foresees our choices, not makes our choices, and it is on this basis that He chooses us so that we can accept Him.<br><br>Quid Pro Quo (or however you spell it), how do you justify unconditional election with the clear warnings given in Revelation 22:19?<br><br><br>In Christ,<br>Josh