So, when Jesus said,No.
No one is capable of choosing. Christ and Paul both point out that no one chooses Christ, Christ chooses them.
I am claiming the EXACT same thing Paul is in his hypothetical question from Romans. I am simply asking you "What would you do if God, without repentance; revealed to you that you were one of these vessels fitted for destruction? Would you live your life any differently, or continue as if you were actually a vessel of mercy? " It's not a trick question. I'm not really interested in debating the question as much as finding out how people would react if they were faced with this hypothetical scenario.
Whosoever would believe....
When Paul tells us in Romans 10,
Whosoever shall call on his name....
They were lying?
Why would they lie to us about this?
Even John, and the Holy Spirit in Revelation 22 tell us
Rev 22:17 KJV And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
So, now we have 4 people saying
Are you going to say that they're all lying?
Do yourself a favor and do a word study on the topic of whosoever.
Anyone who chooses to follow Jesus will be saved.
Even Jesus said,
If anyone WANTS to be my disciple, let them pick up their cross, deny themselves and follow him.
Mat 16:24 WEB Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
He further stated that we must strive to enter the narrow path, because many will desire to but miss it.
Luk 13:24 WEB “Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in and will not be able.
Do the word study.