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Free will decides one way or another in a given situation and thereby determines what happens and what God therefore foreknows.
Temporal fatalism occurs when God infallibly foreknows, from God's eternal present, that some event will happen in some creature's future; causal determinism refers to the unilateral predefinition of effects produced by the power relation between omnipotent divine causality and created causes.
103) The ethical consequences of this doctrine are disturbing: God's will, according to Calvin, is the active cause of every event or action, either good or evil; and God foreknows who will be damned and saved for the very good reason that he has willed it from all eternity.
And Merlin, as if he foreknows that the route to Rome is doomed, advises against it: 'lors apela li rois merlin & li dist biaus dous amis que vous plaist que ie face.
Although he bridges between works and revelation by positing an inner person, on whom grace works, and an outer person, who moves in worldly communities and can be disciplined by works, (26) Luther is unequivocal about predestination in De servo arbitrio: "God foreknows nothing by contingency, but that He foresees, purposes, and does all things according to His immutable, eternal, and infallible will.