Definition of predestinates
(as a doctrine in Christian theology) the divine foreordaining of all that will happen, especially with regard to the salvation of some and not others. It has been particularly associated with the teachings of St. Augustine of Hippo and of Calvin.
In the 1860s a controversy over predestination among Midwestern Lutherans caused further splits that lasted well into the twentieth century.
Example of predestinates
Absalom's final sermon before ordination was on the gospel, heathen, and predestination .
As we study today's text, it's tempting to invest the majority of our time dealing with the theological issue of predestination .
Augustine's critics fastened on the evident fact that his doctrine of predestination appealed to a partial selection of texts in scripture and had to use force on other texts which did not fit his thesis.
Bede's allusions are made in the context of an early medieval theology of grace and predestination .
But as Weber acknowledged, its doctrines, especially predestination , were problematic for living in this world.
For centuries, theologians have puzzled and debated the topic of predestination .
Hastings agreed with and supported a strict doctrine of predestination .
He also retained a belief in predestination and in an unfathomable Providence overseeing the affairs of the world.
Hooker saw that the doctrine of predestination was, for most people, a counsel of despair.
In other words, she believed in what theologians call ‘the absolute predestination of Christ.’