No. We cannot but the Lord can and does as He sees fit. Today on FB a question was asked. “If you could change somebody’s mind about one topic what would it be? Without any hesitation at all, I said, “The Lord!”.
Another person asked me, “Why would you do that?” My reply was, “Eternity is a very long time to burn with no reprieve.” They laughed and said, “You don’t believe that stuff do you? What if you are wrong?” Good question(s). Then I said “What if I am right?” They started to answer and I said, “Don’t bother. You don’t have a leg to stand on.”
Scripture speaks volumes. We find in Matt. 7:13,14 the following.
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14) Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (NKJV),
Spoken for….by my Lord!