Romans 8:29 NIV “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.“
Sooner or later, any thinking Christian will eventually be introduced to the theology of Predestination. At a minimum, all Christians should be aware of the history and major differing perspectives that encompass this particular subject.
Trust me, this can be an extremely heavy subject to navigate and I do not presume to provide any detailed information on the “correct” perspective or theology. I have my own perspective on this subject but that is not the purpose of this post. What I will do is provide some “light overviews” on this subject, thanks to qotquestions.org as a starting point, should you wish to pursue this topic further. And here is a grid that compares Calvinism with Arminianism.
Please note that there are multiple additional links at the bottom of each of the above links. I would recommend that you make use of the additional links to obtain a more rounded understanding of the complexity of this subject.