(or Calvinistic Predestination)
As defined by these official denominational creeds
"God from all eternity did by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass ... By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto life, and others foreordained to everlasting death. These angels and men, thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed; and their number is so certain and definite that it cannot be either increased or diminished." (The Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., from chapter 111, entitled "Of God's Eternal Decree")
"Unconditional Election" is a fancy phrase that refers to what is commonly known as "Predestination."
"Predestinate" comes from the Greek word "PROORIZO." This word was translated three different ways in the King James Version predestinated, ordained, and determined before. The American Standard Version is more consistent and translates the word in every case as foreordained.
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