Divine election and predestination are doctrines taught in the Bible, yet?most believers avoid these topics like last week’s leftover fish. It is?commonly believed that these subjects are better left to theologians with?too much time on their hands. The mere mention of election and?predestination strikes fear in the hearts of some, anger in others. When?Christians discuss it, emotions get out of control, heated arguments often?ensue, along with name-calling, and pigeon-holing. You’re a?hyper-Calvinist. You’re a rank Arminian. It’s a damnable doctrine. These?are but a few of the epithets we have all heard.