Let's take a look at those who think they believe in absolute predestination
Predestination of circumstances is that in which God predestines a person, conglomerate or nation to live under certain circumstances that are convenient to His plans, not to be saved or lost.
Absolute predestination is that which assures that God orders certain persons to be saved and others to be damned; and that everything, from the date of birth or death, the health or illness, even the falling of a leaf from a tree, is something predestined by God and that He provokes, and no one can change said predestinations.
There are some who assure that they believe in absolute predestination, and many of them, in reality imagine they believe this, but in reality do not. What is the basis of my thought? If you observe the actions, (not the words) of those who suppose that they believe in absolute predestination, you will see that in their heart of hearts do not believe what they think they believe in. I will show some examples below of what I am saying. Up to this point, I am referring to those who are honest with God in their beliefs.
There is, however, another group who believes that by pretending to have an "unshakable" faith in that salvation is something that is predestined, that they are going to force God to save them in spite of not repenting of their sins. I say that they are "pretending to have faith in absolute predestination", because the ones that say that they believe in such a thing in reality do not believe in that type of predestination.
The proof is that they take out insurance policies, take medication, they submit themselves to surgery, go to the dentist, go to the eye doctor, take care of their wallets so that their money is not stolen and do not preach the gospel where it is prohibited under a death sentence.
If they truly believed in absolute predestination, they would not have to have insurance, because if it is predestined that they will lose it all, even if they have insurance, they would lose it all. If it was predestined that they would not lose anything, even if they did not have insurance, they would not lose anything. Why waste money on insurance if that money could be donated to the spread of the gospel?
If they truly believed in absolute predestination, they would not have to take medicine or subject themselves to surgery, because if they were predestined to be healthy, they would be healthy even if they do not take medicine, not have any operations, therefore, none of that would be necessary. If, on the contrary, they were predestined to not be healthy, even if they took medicine or subjected themselves to surgery, they would not be able to recuperate their health.
If they truly believed in absolute predestination, they would not go to a dentist, because if the conservation of their teeth was predestined, their teeth would be conserved even if they didn't spend any money on the dentist. The same could be said about the eye doctor, why spend money on them if it is predestined that they have good eyesight. And if what was predestined was that they would have poor vision, they would have poor vision even if they went to see the best eye doctor in the world.
If they truly believed in absolute predestination, they would not watch their wallet and their money, because if they were sure that it was predestined that their money would not be stolen, no one could steal it; while if it was predestined that their money would be stolen, it would be stolen no matter how much they took care of it.
If they truly believed in absolute predestination, they would go to preach the gospel to places where it was prohibited, knowing that the day of their death was predestined and no one could kill them beforehand nor arrest them if it was not predestined that they be arrested. However, if their arrest was predestined, they would go to jail even if they did not go to a prohibited region to preach.
The same thing happens when we observe them caring for their children, which is wise and prudent, but would be against what they say they believe in. If it is predestined that something bad would happen to that child, it will happen no matter how much they are cared for; and, if it is predestined that nothing happen to that child, it would not happen even if they were not cared for. Let us live a carefree life! In any event, "what will happen is written". If the kidnapping of the child is predestined, he will be kidnapped even if we care for him; but if it is predestined that the child not be kidnapped, he will not be kidnapped even if we neglect to take care of him.
One of the things that according to this erroneous doctrine is predestined is the day of death and birth. Nevertheless, they use birth control methods. If they really believed in absolute predestination, they would not do so because if the birth of a baby were predestined, he would be born even if they used the best of methods; and if it was predestined that he not be born, he would not be born even if they did not use any birth control method.
Why call upon the police or fire department? If it is predestined that your entire house or part thereof be burned, it will burn even if the fire department arrives on time. On the other hand, if it is predestined that the house not burn, nor the entire house or part of it, it will not burn even if the fire department don't come nor anyone else douse it with water. Show your heroic and unshakable faith, don't call the fire department, sit down calmly to watch how what is predestined will occur.
The same thing happens with police protection. If it is predestined that those who are breaking a window enter, rob, damage, hurt, kill, rape, etc., such a thing will occur even if the police is called upon. On the contrary, if it is not predestined that they enter, rob, damage, hurt, kill or rape, why bother the police, it is better to turn in the other direction and continue to sleep calmly with the assurance that "what is going to happen is written".
Do you know any believer of absolute predestination who lives within the parameters in which they are supposed to live in? No one! Why? Because in reality no one believes in such a thing. With their mouths they say they believe, but in their hearts they do not believe. Many of them honestly imagine that they believe in such a thing, but in reality they demonstrate that they do not do so.
As we can see, many who think they believe in absolute predestination, in reality are deceiving themselves, because they truly do not believe in it.