God will have Mercy on who He will. Chosen from the foundation of the world to be a forgiven sinner. Before you are born God has chosen you... or he hasn't.
The thing which totally, completely flummoxes me about this attitude is that while, if you are chosen, that's just peachy for you, but it requires that you be just as happy beleiving that your god created countless living, breathing, feeling people for the sole purpose of casting them into eternal torment once their proportionally blink-of-an-eye lifetime was done.
First, I can't even fathom why someone would think a god like that would be worthy of worship, and second, someone who DID manage to do that would seem, to me, like the most selfish kind of person possible.