Quotes about predestination

If Luther’s ultimate text was “the just shall live by faith,” Calvin’s was, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Calvin saw the old doctrine of predestination—taught by Paul, Augustine, and Luther—as a source of religious devotion. More than a problem of the mind, Calvin considered divine election to eternal l... read more


The earlier historical evidence from nations such as the Netherlands and Scotland, where belief in election has been a significant factor in the shaping of national character, refutes the idea that this conviction undermines moral motivation; quite the reverse.

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We human beings have such a slight acquaintance with power and knowledge, so little conception of justice, and so slight a capacity for grace, that the workings of these great attributes together is a mystery we cannot hope to penetrate

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It actually takes God to turn to God

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From Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden to those in the last human generation on earth at the time of Christ’s glorious return, there is no basis for salvation other than Christ’s death and rising.

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I could never be a missionary unless I believed in the doctrine of predestination

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