Who Chose Who?

May 15, 2022    Mike Osthimer

The word “predestined” is from the Greek word proorizo, which means “determining beforehand,” “ordaining,” “deciding ahead of time.” Predestination you can say then is God determining certain things to happen ahead of time.

Ephesians 1:5 and 11 declare, “He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.”

Many people get very upset when hearing about the doctrine of predestination. They really shouldn’t as predestination is a biblical doctrine. The key is understanding what predestination means, biblically speaking.