Predestination? God does not pick winners and losers!
1) I ask you…what purpose does predestination serve?
2) How does the doctrine of predestination glorify God?
If God predestined men and women to Heaven or Hell, where would love be? How can one love without the ability to choose? How can love from-and-with God manifest in purity and authenticity if we’re unable to choose that love? How can a robotic love be fulfilling and whole…did God create robots or did He provide both His angelic and human creation with free will so that love and relationship with Him can manifest in purity and authenticity? Is not relegating one to Hell, even before they’ve breathed the breath of life, to suffer and die in futility not construed as evil?
The truth is, God the Father has given both His angelic and human creation free will to choose relationship with Him or reject that relationship and serve Satan by default. Our omnipotent God and His immutable will and His immutable Plan are not stymied by our free will. God, in His omnipotence, is perfectly capable of working through and around our personal choices to accomplish His immutable will for Time and Eternity. Has God destined certain individuals down through history to perform certain tasks…yes….MANY…but they too had the free will to reject those gifts and talents but, there again, this does not and did not stymie God’s immutable will…He simply moves-on and chooses another. God predestines all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth via the Gospel that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:10). But not all men will respond in the affirmative to that invitation and Jesus Christ has said that “many” will reject it and only a “few” will find life in His Name (Matthew 7:13-14). The promise of salvation is to “whoever” will believe in Him…John 3:16