John Calvin on Predestination

John Calvin (1509 – 1564) was a French Protestant reformer, pastor and theologian. His main work is The Institutes of the Christian Religion. In this work, one of his main points is predestination.

John Calvin

John Calvin

Predestination is the belief that before we were created, God picked all the men that would go to heaven. Martin Luther, the man who began the Protestant Reform, taught this. However, Calvin took predestination one step further and said that God also picked all men that were to go to hell. This was, and still is, a very strong and hard-to-take part of Protestantism.

5 thoughts on “John Calvin on Predestination

  1. I have three blogs on tumblr under the same email address. How do I delete one of those blogs without deleting the other two?. Preferably, I’d like someone to answer whom has encountered this problem before and solved it without deleting their other blogs.. Thanks!.


  2. I am protestant, but what I believe is that God doesn’t pick who’s saved, but instead knows who will go to heaven and who will go to hell. If God picked who would be saved then you wouldn’t be doing much work! You decide, but God already knows the outcome.


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