Concerning the controversial doctrine of “Predestination”
Every man and woman is endowed with free will from conception forward by necessity. Elohim desires that “all” men and women be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth via the Gospel (1 Timothy 2:4).
Elohim does NOT pick winners and losers but allows each individual to “choose” their eternal destiny. Elohim chose us before the foundation of the World to be saved through the Gospel as this is His battle strategy used “to destroy the works of the Devil” through Messiah (1 John 3:8b); therefore, in order for victory over the Devil to be legitimate and selfless love to be authentic, one must posses the capacity and ability to “choose” whom they will serve and obey.
Elohim can only be glorified when one practices “volition” (the ability to choose) and honors the Father by “choosing” the Son as Messiah by faith (John 6:29; John 3) and walking obediently to the indwelling Holy Spirit in the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16).
Elohim is NOT a tyrant, He does not choose a “few” for life and condemn the “many” to the “second death” in Hell (Matthew 7:13-14); in fact, Hell was never created for mankind but for Satan and his rebellious angels (Matthew 25:41); therefore, man enters Hell by a free will choice to reject Messiah Jesus as Lord, not Elohim’s mandate as Elohim has given His all through Messiah that the World might be saved through Him (John 3).
Elohim is perfect in love, righteousness and justice and these attributes cannot exist lest free will exists without measure. Love cannot be coerced nor can it be predestined as this would result in roboticism which is absent legitimacy, interpersonal fulfillment and is ultimately nihilistic emptiness.
Predestination manifests in fear, worry, doubt, confusion, all of which emanate from the Evil One and NOT Elohim who died that we could live with Him, forever (John 10:10; Matthew 11:28-30).