- A doctrine of some religious denominations that God foreknew and predestined all things whatsoever that may come to pass. See Bennett v Morgan, 112 Ky 512, 519, 66 SW 289.
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Predestination — • Those divine decrees which have reference to the supernatural end of rational beings, especially of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Predestination Predestination … Catholic encyclopedia
predestination — Destiny. In theology, foreordination of events by God. See absolute predestination; limited predestination … Ballentine's law dictionary
Predestination — Predestination, in theology is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. John Calvin interpreted biblical predestination to mean that God willed eternal damnation for some people and salvation for others. Explanations of… … Wikipedia
Predestination — This word is properly used only with reference to God s plan or purpose of salvation. The Greek word rendered predestinate is found only in these six passages, Acts 4:28; Rom. 8:29, 30; 1 Cor. 2:7; Eph. 1:5, 11; and in all of them it has the… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
predestination — Synonyms and related words: absolute certainty, absoluteness, assurance, assuredness, certain knowledge, certainness, certainty, certitude, dead certainty, decree, definiteness, destiny, determinacy, determinateness, doom, fate, foredestiny,… … Moby Thesaurus
free will and predestination — The tension between human free will and God’s predestination is a thorny issue in the Islamic tradition. Although one can find prominent strains of fatalism in pre Islamic thought, concepts such as dahr or zaman (‘time’, which inexorably… … Islamic philosophy dictionary
Molinism — • The name used to denote one of the systems which purpose to reconcile grace and free will Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Molinism Molinism … Catholic encyclopedia
Predestinarianism — • A heresy which reduces the eternal salvation of the elect as well as the eternal damnation of the reprobate to one cause alone, namely to the sovereign will of God, and thereby excludes the free co operation of man as a secondary factor in… … Catholic encyclopedia
Semipelagianism — • A doctrine of grace advocated by monks of Southern Gaul at and around Marseilles after 428 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Semipelagianism Semipelagianism … Catholic encyclopedia
Calvinism — • Calvin succeeded Luther in point of time and was committed to a struggle with Zwingli s disciples at Zurich and elsewhere, known as Sacramentarians Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Calvinism Calvinism … Catholic encyclopedia