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From Anstey’s Doctrinal Definitions:

This has to do with God’s sovereignty in pre-arranging the destiny of those whom He has chosen for blessing (Rom. 8:2929For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8:29); Eph. 1:55Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (Ephesians 1:5)“marked us out beforehand”). Election is closely connected with predestination, but they are not the same thing. The difference is:
The Bible teaches that God has predestinated the righteous to blessing, but there is no Scripture that states that He has predestinated people to a lost eternity. God loves all men, and He is “not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:99The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9); 1 Tim. 2:44Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)). Romans 9:2222What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: (Romans 9:22) speaks of men being “vessels of wrath fitted to destruction,” but God does not fit them as such; they fit themselves by their own unbelief.

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