God predestined those that are His and those who are not.
That ALL men are by nature predestined to corruption and death hell and damnation.
For Paul says we were all ;if Christs once as all men "children of disobedience"
have not all have sinned and come short of the glory of God?
There is much in the quoting of predestination that is self glorying.
One piece of clay is no different from another .it is the potter that makes the difference and it is to the potter that must get all the glory
We are ALL by nature BORN of Adams seed.
That is to be born in sin and shapen in iniquity. No hope there then!
Is it not written that EVERY seed will;" bring forth fruit after its own KIND"?
That seed whatever its kind or "sort" is therefore predestined to an end not to our liking.
For a corrupted seed is predestined to bring froth corruption unto death.
Where in then can we boast?
Why do you think Jesus said "you Must be BORNagain"?
Well if we are all born of earth and of the first Adams seed.
We need also to be BORNagain of another seed.
Not of corruptable seed but of "in-corruptable seed which is the word of God"
Well the Word of God as to one seed is also true of another.
If the corrupted seed is predestined to bring froth fruit after its own kind so then the incorruptible seed.
But the incorruptible seed is predestined to bring froth righteousness unto life.
Thus we must be translated not only form the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of gods dear son.
But clearly from one seed to another and from one predestination to another.
This is the Work of God.
The will of God
and the way of God.
Those who do not believe do not obey do not respond or come to the cross where it can happen go the predestined end according to thier kind.
That I by the grace of God did so and thus went in adifferent direction as it were has to be soley of Gods grace and mercy.
yet repsond I had to do.
Untill God gave me an alternative I had none .
Even though at the time I was seekign an 'alternative lifestyle'!
Yet even ikn my response it was the grace of God who enabled me . I dont pretend to understand why God should so love me.
I can think that it was God who created man in the first place and thus we are all his by creation.
and therefore sons .
God uses Life itself to lead men to the truth. When men do not believe the Word of God then God steps back as it were and lest the curcumstances of a persons life to convince them of it.
Yet thinking of this as some theological thing does not make it less of a wonder when It was to me he showed such grace and love.
How then can I who was no different in nature as all men boast as it were over others as I was predestined?
I cant .
As I was by that sinfull nature predestined to an end I did not want.
If God had doen nothing if he had not before the foundations of the world willed such things then man woukdl have been lost forever.
That will that word that way was Christ.
By whom all things were made.
The salvation of God was laid out in the garden of eden and by promise.
That Able responded and caine did not shows but the two seeds manifestign each their fruit.
But Able was counted rightous because he believed in Christ.Not because he was rightous.The sacrafice he offered of the lamb was a confession of sin.
but also glory to God a confession of faith in Christ.