Predestine describes the certainty of God's sequence of election, timing and outcome. Just as God has a predetermined
plan for events, He has a predetermined plan for Believers. For example, when Paul says:
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image
of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also
called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
Paul informs us that God foreknows who will respond positively to His call to obedience.
Paul knows of God's promise to Abraham: of all the peoples of the earth, God chooses to be God to
those who chose to have faith in Him. (Gen 17:7)
Paul assures us that those with the faith of Abraham are determined beforehand to become like His Son
Jesus, entitled to all the privileges and inheritance of a son. (Eph 1:5-11)
Those who chose to disobey and remain unholy are predestined to be removed from the presence of the
holy God. (Rev 21:1-8)
Pre-appointed to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, Believers were called to be His holy people to serve with
a purpose, justified and glorified; it is God's predetermined plan of sanctification from start to finish.