Examples from the Web for predestination
The discussion of the time grew keen about predestination and free-will.The Greatest English Classic|Cleland Boyd McAfee
For me as a person this theory of predestination has no practical value.First and Last Things|H. G. Wells
But whether they will allow it or not, predestination is manifest in Adam's posterity.
Fortunately no such thing occurred, and Predestination's powers of evasion were not put to the test.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Our young people are diseased with the theological problems of original sin, origin of evil, predestination and the like.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Culture 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.