Predeterminism synthesizes Universal Salvation, The Apocalyptic View, and Teleology into a 4-tiered view of the Scripture. True Predeterminism (not Calvinism or selectivism and exclusivism) synthesizes every existing power ‘that be’ under God’s order. If we are to read the Scripture in total sum we can surely come to understand ‘the process’ by which God takes us from point A to B. Predestination, or Predeterminism, has become a falsely defined term by the Church itself. The Protestant Reformation, in particular, set forward a horrid idea of Predeterminism which eliminates some and keeps some ‘unto salvation’. This view gives no hope to those that ‘should have the free will to *choose* God under “Grace”. Therefore, the dysfunctional ‘counter doctrine’ has been developed in “Free Will”. “Free will”, which is also falsely defined (as I will address later), says that you can ‘choose’ God or ‘reject’ God. This view denies God’s Sovereignty over “ALL THINGS”. For it is in our natures to reject God (Romans 3:10 – “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one, : (11) There is none that understand, there is none that seek after God. (12) They have ALL gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one”. Romans 3: 23 continues this thought UNTO the great “teleos” or end of time: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (24) being justified FREELY by HIS Grace (NOT YOUR CHOICE) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”. Concluding with Romans 5: 18: “Therefore as by the offense of one (Adam) did *judgment (Katakrima – Krinos -the judgment mis-used in Revelation as judgment unto Hell)* come upon all men to *condemnation*; *EVEN SO*…by the righteousness of one (Jesus) came the free gift upon ALL men unto justification (dikaiosin – ‘to set straight; make right; rectify) of life”. Here is the perfect synthesis of God’s Narrative from beginning to end. Again, you need all 4 values that I am presenting here to ‘see’ this.
So, according to Scripture, an unregenerate human of their *nature* cannot *choose* a Supernatural God. An unregenerate cannot see their failures to need a God. They cannot see their beginning or end. Only in the ‘coming to be’ or ‘process to’ God can one ‘choose’ God. But this ‘act’ of ‘choosing’ is God *WILLING IN US* unto this righteousness as stated in Philippians 2:13 – “For it is GOD Who WORKS (energon – generates action) to both WILL and to WORK for HIS good pleasure”. I see Predeterminism as the act by which God does upon us all. This *act* both damns the flesh and saves the soul while showing us the mathematics of HIS calibrating us over time. That is, He shows us our journey unto salvation by which we did not choose in due *time*!
Therefore, Predestination should be defined by its own terms and not a “christian assumption”: Predeterminism (Pro – “pre” + horidzo – “horizon”/ “border”/ “arch”/ demarcation of beginnings) – To set the events before they happen. To establish the completion before the start. God Predetermines all things from and for His good pleasure including our wills – Romans 9:19 “Therefore He has Mercy on whom He will have mercy and whom He will harden. Who can tell God that He is wrong here (Paul asks)?! For who has resisted His Will?” Is this not a prelude to Ephesians 2:1-ff?! For we were once damnable with hardened hearts, sons of immovability, apostate, violent, worldly, etc., and yet, Ephesians 2 shows us that God “generated” our lives into Him and transformed us unto His love.
But it is the rhetoric of Romans 9:19 that shows the possibility of true horror if Grace was not given. Romans 9 expresses that God is not only a “superior” or “sovereign” God to all but also the One who establishes all things in His perfect order before they ever happened — such as our salvation and creation and every ‘energy that be’!
In Ephesians 1:4,5; Ephesians 1:8,9; Ephesians 1:11; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:28-31, Isaiah 46:10, 11; Romans 13:1 – ff; Isaiah 45:7; Romans 9:11 we are shown that the *kind* of free will that we will obtain is that ‘kind’ of free will that is “free” to “will” those things which are holy and pure. We will be infinitely bound to His infinite Love and infinitely-finite to leave HIS love forevermore. This *kind* of free will does not exclude that kind of *free will* that is ‘coming to be’ in the Lord’s masterful plan. This predeterministic premise does eliminate the illusory idea that we can ‘choose’ God from an unregenerate state. It is what I call His gift of “immediacy” or the “immediate” gratification to feel His love with yours in our Marriage with HIM.
But, as the process goes unto repentance: Jeremiah 31:18, 19: “…..You (God) have chastised me, —and being chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke, You turn me (repent me) oh God, and (then) I shall be turned (repented; for You are the Lord my God. (19) After that (God repenting Jeremiah/ us) then I was instructed, …… So, God Repents us, that is, HE makes the repentance part happen upon us, then He instructs us. Then, we see our shame, our actions of the flesh, our reproach from our youthful actions. These two verse amongst the many I will include in this book show the *process* which is God’s process that precepted us. We never had a ‘chance’ to repent on our own from our unregenerate natural state that is naturally damned.