Quick thought, We all agree, or I hope we all agree, that God uses means in this world to accomplish His divine will. I am speaking from a "high" Calvinist point of view but the question that I am asking can still be relevant to even the most moderate Calvinist. I want us all to consider the idea of God using the preacher as not only a means of calling out His elect but also as a means of condemning the reprobate. We know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We also know that the elect are effectually and irresistibly called by God's Word, but is it also correct to say that by the means of preaching, the non-elect are condemned by hearing the preaching/preacher and never being called unto salvation? In short, can I as a preacher be the means God uses to save and also be the means that God uses to condemn? Am I being a means used to sending people to Hell? It seems like a simple idea but in many ways, at least to me, it is a sobering one. Your thoughts?