pre·des·ti·na·tion [ pr destə náysh'n ]
advance decision by God about events: in some religious beliefs, the doctrine that God, a deity, or fate has established in advance everything that is going to happen and that nothing can change this
God's decision who goes to Heaven: in some religious beliefs, the doctrine that God decided at the beginning of time who would go to heaven after death and who would not
act of foreordaining: the human or supposedly divine act of deciding the fate of people or things beforehand
I think that sometimes I do then I get all caught up in questions. So really, I do not know.
No, I don't believe in 'predestination'.
However, I'd contend that those who believe in the Abrahamic god must, simply because a god that's omniscient and omnipotent would, by definition, know everything that has happened, that is happening, and that will happen, and has the power to change anything.
Sometimes, though, it's fun to imagine that god sitting upon his throne, reading one of those books that were popular years ago - the ones that had different endings, depending on the choices the reader makes. Either way, endings have been chosen, with only a bit of determination on the part of the reader. Of course, being God, he would have to have created that book in the first place, so he'd already know the possible endings, and how to achieve them.
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Yes I believe in predestination. what good or bad thing happens in this world is within ALLAH'S knowledge from eternity and occurs with HIS will.HE has predestined every goodness and badness with HIS eternal and ancient knowledge and all HE wrote that So what is in HIS knowledge and written with HIM is called predestination. Pray is only thing that can change some destinations.
And you worship a being that has predestined the rapes and slaughter of women and children, the loss of life, dignity, home and security? You worship a being that not only knows this will happen, but is the cause of it? Who does it, in spite of the avid prayers of the faithful?
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:17 PM on Feb. 10, 2013