Predestination & "The Crucible"

English III, Period 2, Sam O.

What is Predestination?

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, predestination is "the doctrine that God in consequence of his foreknowledge of all events infallibly guides those who are destined for salvation"

How is it important to "The Crucible"

In "The Crucible" there are many examples that talk about this theme.

examples to help understand this theme:

"Some people were predestined, or chosen to be saved, while others were not. While good works would not earn your salvation if you had not been chosen, believers desired to do good works on earth and thus follow the example set by Jesus Christ. Good works were visible signs of your commitment to God."

Predestination is also closely referred to "The Doctrine of the Elect"

Example:

" The Doctrine of the Elect better known as predestination , or, is the belief that when a person is born or at any time later in their life, they might be chosen by God to become one of the Elect, which is one of the people who would receive divine salvation"