This scheme was based on the doctrine of predestination, a doctrine Calvin had embraced with eagerness.
We set there as solemn as if parson was preachin' to us on 'lection and predestination.
The watchword of the one was Grace; that of the other was predestination.
M. de Montaigne, have you ever studied the doctrine of predestination?
Do we then deny or call in question the grand truth of predestination, election, or effectual calling?
No subject has been more warmly discussed in Islm than that of predestination.
But even so, it's nice to think one was an instrument used by predestination.
The practical part of Chinese religion may, in fact, be said to consist in predestination.
Lomenie-Brienne, who had all his life 'felt a kind of predestination for the highest offices,' has now therefore obtained them.
But the firm belief of the "tiger-slayer" in predestination, makes him blind to all danger.
mid-14c., "the action of God in foreordaining certain of mankind through grace to salvation or eternal life," from Old French predestinacion and directly from Church Latin praedestinationem (nominative praedestinatio) "a determining beforehand," noun of action from past participle stem of praedestinare "set before as a goal; appoint or determine beforehand," from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + destinare "appoint, determine" (see destiny). First used in theological sense by Augustine; given prominence by Calvin.