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prɪˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃən, ˌpri dɛs-pre·des·ti·na·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. predestination

    Predestination is a previous determination or decision, which, in the divine action, reaches on from eternity. Fate is heathen, an irresistible, irrational power determining all events with no manifest connection with reason or righteousness; necessity is philosophical, a blind something in the nature of things binding the slightest action or motion in the chain of inevitable, eternal sequence; foreordination and predestination are Christian, denoting the rational and righteous order or decree of the supreme and all-wise God. Foreknowledge is simply God's antecedent knowledge of all events, which some hold to be entirely separable from his foreordination, while others hold foreordination to be inseparably involved in foreknowledge.

    fate, foreknowledge, foreordination, necessity

    accident, chance, choice, free agency, free will, freedom, independence, uncertainty

    Predestination of believers to eternal life.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. predestination

    foreordainment, foredoom, necessity, fate, election, preordination, predetermination

    freewill, freedom, volition, choice, spontaneity

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. predestinationnoun

    previous determination as if by destiny or fate

    predetermination, foreordination, preordination

  2. predestination, foreordination, preordination, predeterminationnoun

    (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)

    predetermination, foreordination, preordination

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. predestinationnoun

    predetermination, foreordination

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. predestinationnoun

    foreordination, foreordainment

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  1. Ingrid Weir:

    There is no fate... no predestination... no luck. Don't use that as an excuse to not live the life you want. Work for it. You make your future - no one else.

  2. John Calvin:

    For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress.

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