De Moor VII:4: The Reality of Predestination



Predestination is not able to be denied, α. since God has decreed all future things, according to Chapter VI, § 11. β. But if God has decreed all things, even the least, there can be no doubt concerning Predestination, if, by arguing from the lesser to the greater, you consider the maximal importance of the Salvation and Damnation of all Men. γ. God is not able to be ignorant of the ultimate End of Man; but He is not able to know anything certain concerning this, except by virtue of the Decree. δ. But Predestination, asserted so many times in the Scriptures, even with respect to certain Individuals, here removes all doubt. It is not so much that there is anyone openly presuming to deny Predestination, although many nibble away at it in various ways.

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