62 Predestination Quotes On Success In Life

These predestination quotes will inspire you. Predestination, (as a doctrine in Christian theology) is the divine foreordaining of all that will happen, especially with regard to the salvation of some and not others. It has been particularly associated with the teachings of St. Augustine of Hippo and of Calvin.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging predestination quotes, predestination sayings, and predestination proverbs.

Best Predestination Quotes

  1. “I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination – the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  2. “God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.” ~ John Calvin
  3. “Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim, Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.” ~ Muhammad Iqbal
  4. “I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.” ~ Morgan Freeman

  5. “God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination, and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, “0 Lord, Thou knowest.” Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound of God’s omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will never make saints.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  6. “The question is not what we intended ourselves to be, but what He intended us to be when He made us.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  7. “By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which He determined with Himself whatever He wished to happen with regard to every man” ~ John Calvin
  8. “For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress.” ~ John Calvin
  9. “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” ~ Stephen Hawking

  10. “What is predestination? Answer: God is more powerful and wiser than we are, therefore he deals with us according to his pleasure.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  11. “We talk about predestination because the Bible talks about predestination. If we desire to build our theology on the Bible, we run head on into this concept. We soon discover that John Calvin did not invent it.” ~ R. C. Sproul , Predestination quotes Bible
  12. “This is one of the two great labyrinths into which human minds are drawn: the question of free will versus predestination.” ~ Neal Stephenson
  13. “Which brings me to my conclusion upon Free Will and Predestination, namely – let the reader mark it – that they are identical.” ~ Winston Churchill

  14. “No matter where you are in life right now, know this: God put you on this earth to fulfill the promise He has predestined for your life.” ~ T. D. Jakes
  15. “I infer that God’s decrees, and the necessity of event flowing thence, neither destroy the true free-agency of men, nor render the commission of sin a jot less heinous. They neither force the human will, nor extenuate the evil of human actions. Predestination, foreknowledge, and providence, only secure the event, and render it certainly future, in a way and manner (incomprehensibly indeed by us; but) perfectly consistent with the nature of second causes.” ~ Augustus Toplady
  16. “Women have a predestination to suffering.” ~ Bela Lugosi
  17. “What others say and do cannot stop you from fulfilling your destiny. Your destiny was handed down by Almighty God.” ~ Joel Osteen

  18. “You are not a powerless speck of dust drifting around in the wind…we are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes-unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  19. “I was not born to be free—I was born to adore and obey.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  20. “The moment God put a dream in your heart, the moment the promise took root, God not only started it, but He set a completion date.” ~ Joel Osteen
  21. “You were born to achieve, to release your inner power, to fulfill your uniqueness.” ~ Eric Butterworth

  22. “To get rid of predestination we have been willing to degrade our God into a godling.” ~ B. B. Warfield
  23. “You must realize that if you are going to reach the heights you have been called to reach, you may elicit some criticism from those who are jealous, petty or angry because they were left behind.” ~ T. D. Jakes
  24. “It is inconceivable that the God who gives Himself in His Son to save us, should have created some people ordained to evil and damnation. There can only be one predestination to salvation. In and through Jesus Christ all people are predestined to be saved. Our free choice is ruled out in this regard. God wants free people, except in relation to this last and definitive decision. We are not free to decide and choose to be damned.” ~ Jacques Ellul
  25. “If there is Predestination, then God is the devil. by Remy, Ravensbruck concentration camp survivor” ~ Mary Ann Shaffer

  26. “My faith, my hermeneutics does not demand that I correlate every verse. In other words, there are often verses that appear, I’m a John 3:16 Christian, I believe God so loved the world, I do believe that, and I believe that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish. But I also believe, you know, predestination from the foundation of the Earth. So to me, I’m able to hold tensions in my mind rather than having to explain them. To me, I don’t fit in a real good box and I believe them both.” ~ Rick Warren
  27. “O how far remov’d, Predestination! is thy foot from such As see not the First Cause entire: and ye, O mortal men! be wary how ye judge: For we, who see the Maker, know not yet The number of the chosen; and esteem Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: For all good is, in that primal good, Concentrate; and God’s will and ours are one.” ~ Dante Alighieri
  28. “Our young people are diseased with the theological problems of original sin, origin of evil, predestination, and the like. These never presented a practical difficulty to any man,–never darkened across any man’s road, who did not go out of his way to seek them. These are the soul’s mumps, and measles, and whooping- coughs, and those who have not caught them cannot describe their health or prescribe a cure. A simple mind will not know these enemies.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. “Predisposition is not predestination.” ~ William Landay

  30. “In one day I had altered my life; my life, therefore, was alterable. This simple axiom did not call out for exegesis; no, it entered my bloodstream directly, as powerful as heroin. I could feel it pump and surge, the way it brightened my veins to a kind of glass. I had wakened that morning to narrowness and predestination and now I was falling asleep in the storm of my own free will.” ~ Carol Shields
  31. “Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn’t make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.” ~ Michelle Yeoh
  32. “Every man hath greater assurance that God is good and just than he can have of any subtle speculations about predestination and the decrees of God.” ~ John Tillotson
  33. “It’s important to wake up everyday and remind yourself what you’re working towards. You create your own life, it’s not set out there for you.” ~ Shay Mitchell

  34. “I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.” ~ Ray Charles
  35. “If you knew who God made you to be, you’d never want to be anyone else.” ~ Bill Johnson
  36. “There is no fate… no predestination… no luck. Don’t use that as an excuse to not live the life you want. Work for it. You make your future – no one else.” ~ Ingrid Weir
  37. “As does every young man studying philosophy, I naturally asked myself questions about the truth of all this, and about the meaning of freedom, predestination, and liberty of choice and so on. But to have asked questions of yourself about it, I think is not too important. Let’s say – I remain – I remained a believer.” ~ Pierre Trudeau
  38. “A man may be so bold of his predestination, that he forget his conversation.” ~ Thomas Adams

  39. “O Jesus! Remember the sadness that Thou didst experience when, contemplating in the light of Thy divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy sacred passion, thou didst see at the same time the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and Thou didst complain bitterly of those hopeless, lost, and unfortunate sinners.” ~ Brigit of Kildare
  40. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” ~ George A. Sheehan
  41. “You belong in the life of your dreams. And you don’t belong anywhere else.” ~ Tama J. Kieves
  42. “I prefer the gradual path My feeling is that mythic forms reveal themselves gradually in the course of your life if you know what they are and how to pay attention to their emergence. My own initiation into the mythic depths of the unconscious has been through the mind, through the books that surround me in this library. I have recognized in my quest all the stages of the hero’s journey. I had my calls to adventure, my guides, demons, and illuminations.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  43. “I did this movie, Predestination, and it’s one of my favorite movies I’ve ever made, because sci-fi really lets you talk about ideas in a way that’s not pretentious.” ~ Ethan Hawke

  44. “Habit is, to weak minds, a species of moral predestination, from which they have no power to escape.” ~ Maria Edgeworth
  45. “When I am told (by those who confuse predestination with God’s providence) that God already knows who will be saved and who will be damned, and therefore anything we do is useless, I usually answer with four truths that the bible spells out for us:God wants that everyone be saved; No one is predestined to go to hell; Jesus died for everyone; and everyone is given sufficient graces for salvation.” ~ Gabriele Amorth
  46. “Given Freudian assumptions about the nature of children and the biological predestination of mothers, it is unthinkable for mothers voluntarily to leave their babies in others’ care, without guilt about the baby’s well-being and a sense of self-deprivation. Mothers need their babies for their own mental health, and babies need their mothers for their mental health–a reciprocal and symbiotic relationship.” ~ Sandra Scarr
  47. “My conclusion on Freewill and predestination- they are identical.” ~ Winston Churchill
  48. “[John] Calvin is often identified with his account of predestination. Yet that appears in the third book of his Institutes, not the first.” ~ Oliver D. Crisp

  49. “Some of the Fathers went so far as to esteem the love of music a sign of predestination, as a thing divine, and reserved for the felicities of heaven itself.” ~ William Temple
  50. “PREDESTINATION, n. The doctrine that all things occur according to programme. . . . not be confused with that of foreordination. The difference is great enough to have deluged Christendom with ink, to say nothing of the gore.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  51. “God is not pre or post anything. He is present to everything. … There is not predestination but destination, not predestiny but destiny. This follows from divine omniscience and eternity.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  52. “There’s a new reality born every minute. Unless one is a believer in predestination (in which case I’ll call the prestidigitator), or other puppet-like restraints on our powers, one is free to imagine and effect changes on the world. And if enough people do it, there are big changes. These things happen. Anything can.” ~ Neil Peart
  53. “I don’t believe in predestination – except for genetic predilections.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates

  54. “I dont believe in predestination, even though I was raised a Presbyterian.” ~ Shelley Long
  55. “The new architecture and urban design of segregation could be called Calvinist: they reflect a desire to live in a world of predestination rather than chance, to strip the world of its wide-open possibilities and replace them with freedom of choice in the marketplace.” ~ Rebecca Solnit
  56. “… The decrees of the Sovereign Ordainer, as related to fate and predestination, are of two kinds. Both are to be obeyed and accepted. The one is irrevocable, the other is, as termed by men, impending. To the former all must unreservedly submit, inasmuch as it is fixed and settled. God however, is able to alter or repeal it. As the harm that must result from such a change will be greater than if the decree had remained unaltered, all, therefore, should willingly acquiesce in what God hath willed and confidently abide by the same.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh
  57. “Human existence may be simpler than we thought. There is no predestination, no unfathomed mystery of life. Demons and gods do not vie for our allegiance. Instead, we are self-made, independent, alone, and fragile, a biological species adapted to live in a biological world. What counts for long-term survival is intelligent self-understanding, based upon a greater independence of thought than that tolerated today even in our most advanced democratic societies.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  58. “Mary is the Mysterious Book of Predestination to glory.” ~ Frances Xavier Cabrini

  59. “The camera was waiting for me by predestination and I took to it as a musician takes to the piano or a painter to canvas. I found that I was master of the elements, that I could work miracles.” ~ Alfred Stieglitz
  60. “The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the greater the number of people he is connected with, the more power he has over other people, the more obvious is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  61. “I don’t believe in fate, as in, which I – as a Catholic, I think, sort of predestination. But I certainly believe in chance.” ~ Ann Patchett
  62. “Plants and minerals are bound to predestination. The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders.” ~ Muhammad Iqbal

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