The best explanation I have heard to the more and more fequently asked question these days, "Are we chosen to be saved or do we choose ourselves to be saved?" According to John McArthur the answer is "Yes." Wait, what? Listen to his explanation. John MacArthur speaks on the tension that exists between these seemingly contradictory biblical teachings as well as the dangers of seeking an unnecessary and unbiblical middle ground which ultimately results in the compromise of both truths.
Thanks to Donnie Gipson for putting me on to this video.