Predestination to Choose

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Predestined to Choose First, predestination must be defined so that a contrast can be made with free will. Predestination is the divine foreordaining of all that will happen. Predestination deals with the question of the control God has over the world, it also refers to the belief that God appointed the eternal destiny of some (the elect) to salvation by grace, while leaving the remainder (the reprobate) to receive eternal damnation for all their sins. Free will, However, will be defined to mean a person which has the ability and awareness to choose whether they will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior or not. By trying to understand what scripture has to say on free will and predestination, and analyzing what other theological thinkers say, brings up the question, can one be more accurate than the other? “What we believe as Christians does (and should) affect how we live. How Christians view the relationship between divine sovereignty and human freedom has a direct bearing on how they respond to various issues in their lives.” For example, “[T]he missionary candidate who is having difficulty raising her support. She may believe God is closing the door to her present plans and leading her in another direction. … Another [may] conclude that he is not working hard enough to raise the money” herein lies the issue of which is correct free will or predestination, and can one concept be proven over the other. Believing in predestination is the
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