Predestination or Free Will?

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.–Romans 8:29

Given God’s absolute sovereignty over the entirety of His creation, we are also not automatons. He has provided in His secret counsel also for personal responsibility and personal choice (Joshua 24:15; Acts 4:19; 6:3). The problem with much academic theology is that men insist on Scripture making sense to ME, usually asserting some logic. The problem with that is it smells of the original sin, demanding equality of our thought with God’s. Better to accept by faith what the Bible clearly teaches, including the apparently illogical dialectic tensions found everywhere in Scripture. Better we accept the divine disadvantage of faith for our own good.

God can provide for absolute determination AND liberty. Yes, He is that big.

In my thinking, this completely establishes the Reformed (Biblical) view and obviates Arminianism.