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Predestination: Does God Choose Your Fate?

“I am wondering about predestination. Are some people predestined to be saved and the rest predestined not to be saved?”

The doctrine of predestination is sometimes referred to as “election,” in the sense that God chooses people for his own purposes. For example, Abraham was chosen, or elected, by God, as were his son and grandson, Isaac and Jacob. Other chosen ones included Moses, Joshua, David, the prophets, and the Israelites were the “chosen people.”

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J. Michael Feazell
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Free in the Divine Freedom

"OK, I see that I can rest assured in my salvation in Christ. And I can't tell you how great it is to trust God's word and stop worrying that I'm not good enough for him to save me. Now I am wondering about predestination. What does it mean in Romans 8:29 that `those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son'? Does that mean that I will be saved no matter what because God predestined me to be saved? Are some people predestined to be saved and the rest predestined not to be saved?"

I'm glad you asked.

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J. Michael Feazell
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Jeff McSwain: Calvinism, Arminianism, and Karl Barth

Jeff McSwain

Jeff McSwain: Calvinism, Arminianism, and Karl Barth

In his third interview, Jeff McSwain explains the difference between Calvinism and Arminianism, and the Reformed view of Karl Barth.

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J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to You’re Included – the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Today we’re talking with Jeff McSwain, founder of Reality Ministries of Durham, North Carolina. Jeff earned his Masters of Theology degree studying with Allan and JB Torrance at St. Andrews University in Scotland. His passion is to combine sound theological teaching with the everyday practice of youth ministry.

Thanks for joining us, Jeff.

Jeff McSwain: My pleasure, Mike, thanks for having me.

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