Hi, Sean. Thanks for the tag.
I think that saying people are predestined to reject God may somewhat distort the historical Reformed positions. The Reformed position is that God chooses to
actively work in the elect to bring them to saving faith. Thus God displays His glorious love, grace, and mercy in how He cares for the elect. God does not actively work to cause the reprobate to reject Him. He leaves them in their fallen state and they
receive justice. No one receives injustice as that would not be in keeping with God’s character. Therefore, God’s work in the elect and reprobate is not symmetrical. He does not work evil in the reprobates’ hearts or actively cause them to sin.
In addition, no one who seeks after God and desperately wants to be saved is rejected. No one should say I love God and desire to be with Him and yet He rejects
me because I am not one of the elect. If someone loves God and wants to be saved they are one of the elect.
Think about this. If man had not sinned we would think God was great, but we would not know His love, mercy or grace. Neither would we know His justice.
Being elect is not a matter of pride, but rather a matter of ultimate humility, because the elect are completely dependent on God. The elect are tremendously
loved and bought at a great price.
To me it is not whether God does not save everyone it is why would he save anyone. We all deserve condemnation. God is not obligated to save anyone. Job 41:11
“Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.” Romans 11:35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” And also consider Romans 9:15 “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have
compassion on whom I have compassion.” Salvation is God’s sovereign choice and who are we to take offense to what God chooses.
We all have a desire both for love and justice, and should praise God for both His glorious love and justice.
Finally let me be clear I love my Arminian brothers and sisters. You guys are probably much better Christians than me. I am not trying to change what you
believe at all. I am just trying to show that we Calvinists are not monsters and have plenty of Biblical support for our positions. Candidly, if I get to heaven and I am wrong I will be quite pleased with God’s correction.