Approach: Reading and gaining a sense of what predestine means in the context of salvation.

Hermeneutic objective: Context includes understanding the character of God and His covenant promises.

Theological objective: In the evaluation of each person's heart, God foreknows who will have a love for Him.

God foreknows who will respond positively to His call to obedience.

Of all the peoples of the earth, God chooses to be God to those who chose to have faith in Him.

Those with the faith of Abraham are determined beforehand to become like His Son Jesus, entitled to all the priviledges and inheritance of a son.

Those who chose to disobey and remain unholy are predestined to be removed from the presence of the holy God.