Predestination in the Bible

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 05/09/2019
Predestination in the Bible

What does the Bible say about Predestination?

Romans 8:29-30 states, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” Ephesians 1:5 declares, “He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” Throughout Christianity’s history, the issue of predestination has been debated and instigated divisions in denominations and churches.

Discover Bible verses about predestination in this collection of scripture quotes to better understand the biblical perspective of whether we are predestined for salvation.

44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster.
You are Chosen!
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.
2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Your Daily Verse - Jeremiah 1:5
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
Ephesians 1:4-5
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
Your Daily Verse - Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Your Daily Verse - Romans 8:28
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.