Rev. F.J. Dake on PREDESTINATION

In his massive single volume work entitled God’s Plan for Man Pentecostal preacher and theologian Finis Dake tackles the question of election, predestination, and foreknowledge. On page 621 Dake writes this about Predestination:

“The words foreordain and predestinate come from the same Greek word, prooridzo, meaing to determine beforehand. It is translated determined before (Acts 4:28), predestinated (Rom. 8:29, 30; Eph. 1:5, 11) and ordained (1 Cor. 2:7).In these passages we find that God predestinated Christ to die for the world (Acts 4:28) ; that some (it is not stated who or which ones) would be saved by believing on Jesus as their Savior (Rom. 8:29, 30); that those who would freely choose to be saved were predestinated to be holy and to be children of God through Christ (Eph. 1:5) …[he goes on to say]… no statement made that “God’s predestined plan and purpose includes the free acts of free moral agents nor does it name those who will conform to the plan” (Dake, 1949)