God’s Sovereignty and Free Will

Some thoughts on the fate vs free will (Calvinism vs. Arminianism) debate. Calvinism teaches that people are predestined to be saved and those who are not elected are pre-determined to be damned and Arminianism teaches the opposite and that everyone has a choice and that God is not 100% in control. I think there is more to this and that both are true on different levels. God’s “elect” people are known from the beginning because God can see past, present, and future, and therefore knows who will choose life and receive Jesus. Meaning that God didn’t cause our choices but allowed the circumstances for the choices he knew we would make. Thus his elected people are simply those that he knew would receive the new covenant, but he didn’t make them believers directly.

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