Properly defining one’s position is important. Calvinist hat on: I, a Calvinist who proclaims God predestines that His elect will unconditionally choose salvation as I believe is evidenced through Divine fore-knowledge and I will support by my view of Divine sovereignty believe God allowed/allows evil to happen in the world that He (Who is Only Good) could use it for His purpose(s) and does so for the good to prevail. God controls all things, but… (evil CAN NOT be presumed to be attributed to originate from God, period! You must reasonably defend this position and therefore you CAN NOT use words such as God “decreed, ordained, etc…Evil”) Please give an example to the Calvinist (real orthodox Calvinist views are also welcome), of how you (A Calvinist) can/would support a doctrine of predestination “without” the necessity of attributing evil to God or having your logic appearing to do so in any way. A tough challenge I know, but the necessity for a Calvinist to avoid the heretical application of attributing evil to God exists and there are ways to argue for predestination that one who would desire to hold to the orthodox position of evil not being from God would be upheld at all costs, because it is THAT important. Keep in mind the opposing arguments you might face and make it your goal that in no way would you want your view miss-took that evil comes out of a God Whose attributes include that of “only” having a Nature of Good and His being clearly *without moral evil in His Nature for the possibility of evil to come out of Him. Deu 32:4 (4) He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and *without iniquity, just and right is he. 1) Calvinist, feel free to put on your non-Calvinist hat and make the opposing arguments. 2) If you do not believe that God’s Nature is Only Good…well, I believe this is obviously a problem that should be dealt with.