noun. with regard to Christian theology, the belief or principle positing that God has foreordained salvation for specific selected people, not for any merit of their own but solely in accordance with his grace's choosing. This principle was taught step-by-step by formative Church father Augustine of Hippo and subsequently retaught by 16th-century reformers John Calvin and Martin Luther.

PREDESTINATION: "The idea of predestination is practiced and believed in by many Christians."
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