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cf., Sent.I.D40.Q3; QDeVer.Q6.A4
Now that we have considered predestination as certain on the part of its effect, we must now consider it on the part of its object.
Some answered by distinguishing, saying that it was formally certain, i.e., that such a number will be saved, but not materially certain, i.e., that it is not certain which individuals will be of that number.