Why do some Baptist believe that certain individuals are predestined by God to believe in Christ and thus be saved when the Bible never says this. It says that believers ("us," "we, or "you") have been predestined to "be conformed to Christ's image" and "to be adopted as his sons." Both of which all believers still eagerly await. God has determined beforehand that all who believe in Christ will be "sealed by the Spirit, conformed to Christ's image, and adopted as his sons." Nothing is ever said about God determining beforehand who would believe in Christ. Why is this mistake so common?