If the Bible teaches that the Lord is sovereign over all and that mankind is naturally hostile towards God, then it stands to reason that we would never choose the Lord apart from the Holy Spirit working within us to change our hearts. Proceeding from this logical starting point of God's sovereignty and man's depravity, it necessarily follows that God must save His people from their sins, those that are otherwise helpless and in a desperate state. No theological system like Reformed theology allows one to remain consistent when carrying out one's beliefs to the ultimate conclusions as the doctrines of God's sovereignty and grace do.
Murrell examines common arguments against Calvinism and demonstrates how they are oftentimes the result of misunderstandings, faulty reasoning, or poor scriptural exegesis. God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to Calvinism as it is a powerful support for it.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"At a time when belief of Calvinism is constantly challenged, Adam Murrell responds to common objections to the Reformed faith. There are many Christians struggling to know the difference between Arminianism and Calvinism, and this theologically sound book reveals the truth and gives answers that are biblically centered. I would highly recommend this book as it is much needed for every Christian." --Nick Bibile, Founder, Agape Chapel Ministries
"Predestined to Believe shows a good understanding of the differences between Calvinism and Arminianism and presents a concise biblical defense of the former. I do hope that it gets a wide circulation, and I believe that it will prove to be a blessing to the church." --John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary
"We were fortunate to have Adam Murrell attend our church while he was assigned to our local naval station. We discovered that he savors Reformed theology. He wants you to savor it too! This little book is a useful contribution toward achieving that goal." --Randy Kimbrough, Pastor, Moss Point Presbyterian Church, Moss Point, Mississippi
Adam Murrell is an officer in the United States Navy. He also serves as President of Redeeming Grace Ministries, a nonprofit organization based on the teaching ministry of Dr. Stanford Murrell (www.stanmurrell.org). He is the author of several acclaimed books, including The Essence of the Christian Faith and The Young Baptist's Catechism. Murrell is currently pursuing graduate studies at Liberty University and resides with his wife and children in Virginia.