Why didn't god choose me? Please don't take this question as if I feel I am missing something because I don't.
In one sense you have answered your own question.
That said, understand God's choices is not something I try to get my head around too much. My brain is too limited to comprehend the infinite.
What I can appreciate is choosing God is important.
I just don't care for the arrogance.
I found nothing in the quoted post that was arrogant, only sincerity.
Jeff, I've spoken to you previously about what God has done for me. He restored my ability to love and to trust. He gave me a new family. He made himself known to me. I no longer have to worry about whether or not he exists. I no longer need worry about death, judgment or about getting my needs met. Millions of others will tell you similar testimonies.
I do think Perry might be wiser to bail from certain discussions but that is another subject.
Arrogance and pride is not the nature of Christ. Humility and love is.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (New International Version)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I am sure Perry has a spirit of the Christ, not the antichrist. That said, I freely admit, we are not perfect, and I am sure Perry would agree.
God values you as much as He does us. Although we have come to realise that, what is clear it is not because of any merit of our own.