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preede stuh nay shuhn

  • n  previous determination as if by destiny or fate
  • n  (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

  • Through the gauze of dusk forms a cluster of starsno, a spider's web the filigree work of predestination, trapping every animal who will pass through this forest.
  • It is to him that we owe such doctrines as original sin and predestination.
  • I do not see predestination as either a blind force.
News & Articles

  • Author Jos Salins Reveals “Satan’s Big Lie”
    New book follows the predestination doctrine and enlightens the confused Christians who want to know the truth behind it. (PRWeb June 27, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 28, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Matt Ridley in The Age
    Genes are not predestination machines. They are actually at the mercy of our experiences,says Ridley, who will be speaking at Melbourne Town Hall tonight as part of the Alfred Deakin Lecture Series.
  • Alan Wolfe in Boston Globe (registration)
    Wolfe writes that while Warren's outlook seems fairly optimistic, he does "rely on one important element in the Calvinist tradition, its insistence on predestination" -- not the hellfire-and-damnation variety, but the version in which, Wolfe...
  • Edmund White in San Francisco Chronicle
    I think she was full of contradictions,White says. "I remember as a teenager saying to her, 'Do you believe in free will or predestination?' And she said, 'A little bit of both, dear.' "

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