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-'''Predestination''' (also linked with [[foreknowledge]]) is a [[religion|religious]] concept, which involves the relationship between [[God]] and His creation. The religious character of predestination distinguishes it from other ideas about [[determinism]] and [[free will]]. Those who believe in predestination, such as [[John Calvin]], believe that before the [[creation (theology)|creation]] God determined the fate of the universe throughout all of time and space. +'''Predestination''', in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. Explanations of predestination often seek to address the "[[Argument from free will|paradox of free will]]", whereby God's [[omniscience]] seems incompatible with human [[Free will in theology|free will]]. In this usage, predestination can be regarded as a form of religious [[determinism]]; and usually [[predeterminism]].
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 +Those who believe in predestination, such as [[John Calvin]], believe that before the [[creation (theology)|creation]] God determined the fate of the universe throughout all of time and space.
 +==See also==
 +* [[Clockwork universe theory]]
 +* [[Fatalism]]
 +* [[Providentialism]]
 +* [[Synchronicity]]
 +* [[Vocation]]
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Predestination, in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. Explanations of predestination often seek to address the "paradox of free will", whereby God's omniscience seems incompatible with human free will. In this usage, predestination can be regarded as a form of religious determinism; and usually predeterminism.

Those who believe in predestination, such as John Calvin, believe that before the creation God determined the fate of the universe throughout all of time and space.

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