On another site I read a Catholic poster telling another Catholic poster that the Churches stance on predestination is essentially dogma, and those who will be saved will only be saved simply because God loves them more than those going to hell. Through essentially nothing the person does. Some people are the sons and daughters in law school, and others are sons flipping burgers embarassing God.
Does the Catholic Church really believe that God simply loves some people more from before they were even created? Why would God create beings He knows He will not dispense grace too and damn them to hell because He simply doesn’t like them?
Here’s a quote from the guy:
“Before I give you the quote though, here is the general principle that proves predestination to be true from a Catholic viewpoint. All goodness flows from God. Therefore, one thing or one person would not be better than another thing or another person unless God loved that thing more. Mary is greater than all other creatures because God loves her more than other creatures. The Saints are better than those in hell because God loved them more. God loves first and chooses first… we become good and “lovable” only after God has loved us.”
If this is the case we as humans have zero free will, zero chance of change, zero chance of controlling our destiny. How could God send us to hell when we were incapable of being good because He chose not to love us?
It makes not a lick of sense to me.