And please don't say, "God predestined it." Tell us the means that God used in his sovereign plan in which he predestined your Calvinism. Were you born into a Calvy family? Get disillusioned with Arminian theology? Calvin and Warfield appeared to you in a dream? (If so, you really should stop eating burritos and reading theology so late at night.) Follow-up question: For those of you that, like myself, became Reformed as adults, what's the dumbest thing you ever asked the people in a Reformed church? My story (very, very brief version): I became Calvinist without really knowing it because it seemed self-evident in Scripture, even though I did not know anyone else who held those views (which caused me to doubt my sanity from time to time). I had a brief brush with Calvinism at a church that I attended for a few weeks at one point, but not enough to really grasp it. I was relieved to find like-minded individuals when I joined a support group for former Charismatics and former Pentecostals who had become Presbyterian, and they were instrumental in introducing me to Reformed theology. They suggested that I try an Orthodox Presbyterian church, which I did, after nearly running down a large tree on the church lawn with my car because noticed the sign at the last moment as I was driving by and I was so excited that I actually found one of those churches that I swerved inexplicably toward the building. Fortunately, I avoided the tree and thus was able to introduce myself on the phone instead of via an accident on the front lawn. Dumbest thing I ever asked: "Who is Westminster? And why do we keep talking about what he confessed?"