For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29, NIV
And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:30
he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-- Ephesians 1:5
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, Ephesians 1:11 (the King James uses predestinated)
The question is asked, and the point argued, are we predestined? You can hear all kinds of attempts to escape, what is to many, a horrible doctrine. I have heard a bunch of them.
The common factor in these attempts of evasion is that they rebel against the truth that God has chosen us before we were born, before the world was made, to be his. It eliminates the "holy icon" of free will. Let me say I do believe in free will. Only God is the one who has it.