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Just as we distinguish between providence (the type of things that exists in the Divine mind) and governance (the working of these things by the Divine will), so also can we distinguish likewise in our consideration of predestination.
Predestination, thus, is the type of the preparation of the gifts for an individual which will bring him to glory. It is something that is eternal and exists in the Divine mind.
When it comes to the "preparation" of these gifts, we can distinguish between a two-fold preparation as is laid out in the reply to the third objection.