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The summary in Mike's answer seems accurate. I would like to add some further background and primary sources. Evidently, Calvin felt it necessary to write to Sir William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I's chief adviser, when Calvin's messenger told him that the queen was unhappy with Calvin because of Knox's Monstrous Regiment, which was written in Geneva. In ...


The concept of predestination in Calvinism is true from the standpoint that there are certain persons whose Spirit is destined to be cast into the lake of fire and burn for eternity. The predestination of these souls in not a predetermination of God. It is in fact a pre-knowledge of God. Just as Jesus was aware of the details of his demise prior to the ...

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