If these verses teach that we have no choice in the new birth, then 2 Timothy 2:26 teaches that those who are captives of the devil had no choice in it. The verse refers to those who oppose the Gospel, and says this: "and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." Is it no standard belief among Christians, and rightly so, that someone must cooperate with the devil to be taken captive by him? In other words, do we not believe that we have a choice in the matter? That we are responsible for it happening? Don't we believe Adam and Eve had a choice in their following the devil's will? Well, then, why do Calvinists want us to believe our will has no part in the new birth?
In conclusion, let me make some points about the implications of the Calvinist's view that sinners are passive in the new birth.