I'll give you a gold star for cherry picking out of context in your attempts to prove your point.Out of all the people in this thread, I think Bambi is the only one that really understands these things.
Even Chad presented TULIP in the first post, and then turned around and agreed with the idea that God's election was based on the faith He foresaw in people!
He basically contradicted himself because the "foreseen faith" concept is 100% pure Arminianism, which is called "Conditional election", and is completely unbiblical.
The Bible says:
Acts 13:48 says "As many as were ordained to eternal life believed"
Jesus says "You do not believe because you are not my sheep" John 10:26
Jesus says "You do not understand because you are not of God"
Paul, in Romans 8:30 says "Those He predestined, He called"
Jesus in John 6:37 says "All that the Father gives to me will come to me"
In all of these verses, the reason anyone believes, comes to Christ, or is "called', is *BECAUSE* they were first predestined.
In other words, according to the Bible, believing is the result of being predestined, not the cause of it.
So, Chad, and several others responding to the post, said in words that they agreed with "Unconditional election", but then turned around and agreed with the unbiblical, Arminian "conditional election"
I was amazed at such doctrinal and theological flip-flopping.
The sad thing is...we are all individuals and we each have our own opinions. It is none of our jobs to force our beliefs on another.
I too am amazed at your stance on things, and how you bring yourself across, but that is just the way it is.