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How to use predestination in a sentence
The theological writings he was drawn to emphasized predestination, and he thought his self-serving attempt to avoid earthly persecution was clear evidence he was going to hell.History’s famous delusions, those who believed them — and why|Lucinda Robb|August 5, 2022|Washington Post
Such are the ideas which the dogma of gratuitous predestination gives of Divinity!Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
Again: Bolsee was brought to trial for "having other ideas than those of Calvin on predestination."Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Why, don't you know, you little goose, that these are signs of your predestination?My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
I do not pretend to determine the controverted point of predestination, the foreknowledge and decrees of Providence.An Essay upon Projects|Daniel Defoe
His opinion of the professors of physic was rather singular, and seemed to border upon predestination.
British Dictionary definitions for predestination
- the act of God foreordaining every event from eternity
- the doctrine or belief, esp associated with Calvin, that the final salvation of some of mankind is foreordained from eternity by God
Cultural definitions for predestination
In theology, the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. John Calvin interpreted predestination to mean that God willed eternal damnation for some people and salvation (see also salvation) for others.