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Facts about Predestination

Predestination

Some associate the doctrine of predestination with one name, John Calvin (1509-1564).

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Predestination

Predestination implies that God will determine ahead of time what the destiny of creatures will be.

Predestination

Predestination (from Latin 'praedestinare,' "fore-ordain") is a religious idea especially among the monotheistic religions, and it is usually distinguished form other kinds of determinism such as fate, karma, doom, and scientific determinism.

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Calvinism's double predestination may be similarly unacceptable to many, even though it is attractive to believe in God's omnipotence.

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Islam traditionally has strong views of predestination similar to some found in Christianity.

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Predestination

Augustine developed his doctrine of predestination during and after the Pelagian controversy.

Predestination

The phrase means "the divine decree and the predestination"; al-qadar derives from a root that means "to measure out."

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The predestination of people is election (elektos in Greek), which means to choose.

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Discussion of predestination usually involves consideration of whether God is omniscient, eternal, or atemporal (out of the flow of time in our universe).

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Protestants took seriously Augustine's view of God's operation during the first phase of human growth, which involves predestination.

Predestination

Predestination may sometimes be used to refer to other materialistic, spiritualist, non-theistic or polytheistic ideas of determinism, destiny, fate, doom, or karma.

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The word predestination is translated from the Greek verb proorizo which appears six times in the New Testament to say that God predetermines or preordains people or events for his purpose.

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The staunch Calvinist Gordon H. Clark (1902-1985) made a lengthy appendix to his book Biblical Predestination, and it is a list of what he thought to be Old Testament passages on predestination.

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So, predestination concerns God's decision to create the world and to govern it, and the extent to which God's decisions determine ahead of time what the destiny of groups and individuals will be.

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By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which he determined with himself whatever he wished to happen with regard to every man.

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Predestination is usually associated with divine attributes such as omnipotence and omniscience.

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Omniscience (or foreknowledge), of course, was a key term to Arminianism and Molinism, but omnipotence seems to be more prominent than omniscience in the overall discussion of predestination.