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established or prearranged unalterably

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In my work at church and in the world, I am sustained by my belief in a human Jesus I rarely heard about in my Calvinist childhood: not just a person who submits to foreordained suffering, but a person who yells, listens, and resists; who works, eats, and falls asleep.
What religious splits exist between IS orthodoxy and most other Sunni Muslim authorities (including Salafists of any stripe) are over methods and timing--gentler methods of the struggle now and a foreordained caliphate later.
For Clark, this is Picasso's greatest achievement, what makes him the modern artist Nietzsche foreordained.
It will come closer to Peirce's foreordained goal, at which all men, independently investigating, will arrive, like the operation of destiny.
And, while it is inevitable that some will be unsatisfied with the policy choices ultimately made, an open process will enhance stakeholder confidence that the legislative outcomes were not foreordained.
He worked extensively on sabot and fin-stabilized tank ammunition, and having a lifelong passion for hunting, it was almost foreordained that Sauvestre would eventually turn his considerable engineering talents loose on cutting-edge hunting ammunition.
If the operator/lessee has decided to move on and not renew the lease agreement, it is foreordained that operational and capital corners will be cut.
As his name clearly indicates, he is of Turkish origin, although few Dutch realize that his family name (Big Eye) seems to have foreordained a career as a referee.
What follows is an explanation of how the contentiousness of this redistricting cycle was both predictable and foreordained by the choices not made in the VRA reauthorization process.
So some people might wonder why it was worth spending an estimated 48 million dollars to hold an election that was a foreordained outcome.
I fervently wished that like those birds in my old mango tree, everyone would suddenly, by some foreordained signal, just collectively shut up.
To some extent, though Chinese hegemony over East Asia might not be foreordained, Beijing has certainly taken significant steps towards achieving such a position.
While God chose a people in Christ before the foundation of the world, that they should be holy and without blemish before Him in love, having foreordained them unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, unto Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on them in the Beloved: He maketh a full and free offer of salvation to all men, and commandeth them to repent of their sins, to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, as their Saviour, and to live a humble and holy life after His example and in obedience to God's revealed will.
He suggests that the novel may set up an ethic of "sanctified sacrifice that does not always deconstruct its divine dimension" Using Kantian philosophical analysis, Eisenstein argues that the novel critiques religious certainty that justifies acts (of violence) in the name of God, but keeps open the possibility that God can be present in sacrificial acts "for which extant foreordained notions of the good provide no intelligible rationale or resolution" (Eisenstein 14).