On the Saying “Those Whom He Foreknew, the Same He Also Predestined”

“Predestination” is an excuse for sloth: God calls everyone to repentance I have heard many people say: “Because the Apostle says; ‘Those whom God foreknew, the same He also predestined; and those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, the same also glorified’ (Rom. 8:29–30) what good is it to me […]

On the Saying “Those Whom He Foreknew, the Same He also Predestined”

by St. Symeon the New Theologian “Predestination” is an excuse for sloth: God calls everyone to repentance I have heard many people say: “Because the Apostle says; ‘Those whom God foreknew, the same He also predestined; and those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, the same also glorified’ (Rom. 8:29–30) […]

Paul On Providence And Predestination

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Augustine’s Mistake (or we could say ‘Calvin’s Confusion’) is one of the deepest and most tragic blunders in the history of theology. Toward the end of a long reflection on the Holy Spirit—Romans 8—the Apostle Paul introduces the theme of Divine Providence, the profoundly mysterious influence God brings to bear […]

Destiny or Predestination?

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Over the past few weeks I have devoted these Ponderings to reflection on the necessity of the Passion, laying particular stress on the fact that we know of this necessity only because Jesus spoke of it. That is to say, we pursue no metaphysical apriori to explain it; this necessity […]