Many people say things like “when I stopped running from God” or “I gave my life to God” – and in reality, they are speaking in error. The bible is full of evidence (from the mouth of God) that we didn’t choose Him, rather He preordained our relationship with Him (John 15:15-17; Ephesians 1:5; Ephesians 1:11; Romans 9:15-16, and many more).
Here’s a great video from Mark Kielar at Cross TV (found on Lane Chaplin’s youtube page) with a fundamental explanation of predestination in God’s plan of salvation:
Believer, You’re Saved Because God Chose You First Not Because You Chose Him First
I believe that our “free will” is actually God’s Divine Sovereignty…