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Predestination There are many different topics through out the bible These topics are interrelated to each other for example the concept of predestination is mentioned through out the bible and is referenced in about four books of the bible Predestination is sort of a controversial topic because one side says that God plans everything out for you but the other side is that you make your own life otherwise known as free will Predestination in theology doctrine that asserts that God predestines from eternity the salvation of certain souls so-called double predestination as in Calvinism is the added assertion that God also foreordains certain souls to damnation Predestination is based on Gods omniscience and omnipotence and is closely related to the doctrines of divine providence and grace A predestination doctrine suggested in St Paul but it is not developed Rom 828-30 St Augustines interpretation of the doctrine has been the fountainhead for most subsequent versions both Protestant and Roman Catholic Pelagianism argued against St Augustine that by granting every individual freedom of choice God wills the salvation of all souls equally a view that became popular in liberal Protestant theology Encyclopedieacom The Roman Catholic view as stated by St Thomas Aquinas maintains that God wills the salvation of all souls but that certain souls are granted special grace in effect foreordains their salvation The damned may be sent back to hell only in the sense that God foresees their resistance to the grace given them The Roman Catholic Church teaches that predestination is consistent with free will since God moves the soul according to its nature Calvinism on the other hand rejects the role of free will teaches that grace is irresistible and that God by an absolute election saves the souls of some and abandons the souls of others Jansenism was a corresponding predestinarian movement within the Roman Catholic Church Traditional Jewish theology may be said to be predestinarian in the general sense that
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