Predestination is a word in the theological world that stands alone in its ability to divide the community as it encapsulates some of the most important and controversial topics in Christianity. Many scholars and Christians spend an incredible amount of time studying this exact topic and how the concepts of predestination, God’s sovereignty, and man’s free will can cohesively exist. The Bible teaches that all three concepts do exist in perfect harmony, but the world of modern theology cannot seem to grasp how this can be. The two main schools of thought on the topic of predestination, Calvinism and Arminianism, cannot cohesively integrate the concepts of predestination, God’s sovereignty, and man’s free will in their views. If held to their simplest forms, both views must sacrifice part of God’s character that is clearly supported in the Bible for their view to be considered logical. By analyzing and following the theologies of Calvinism and Arminianism and what the Bible says, the lesser-known view theorized by Luis de Molina, called Molinism, seems to completely this solves this gridlock between the two views of predestination and is made evident in the Bible. This powerful addition acts as a missing link, it gives Christians cohesion to God’s character without sacrifice, and gives answers to theological and philosophical problems plaguing Christianity.
Yuzon, Matthew B.
"Molinism: A Biblical Answer to the Inconsistent Views of Predestination,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol7/iss1/3