Election, cf. predestination
Those who are elect do follow Christ:
John 10:27> "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me."
Those who perish do so because they did not receive the truth:
II Thessalonians 2:10> "and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved."
God's choice does not eliminate the need for man's exercise of faith:
II Thessalonians 2:10> "But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
I Timothy 6:12>: "Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
God's choice does not eliminate man's need to teach the truth:
II Timothy 2:24-5> "And the Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will."