First>>>Wicked men were used by God to carry out His plan of salvation, for by crucifying Jesus, they were putting into action the predestined plan of God.

"To decide upon beforehand". Other words convey a similar idea, to determine, to elect, to foreknow.

"Chain of Grace" And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.

God is the One acting, and persons are the objects of the action. God foreknew persons, not incidentally something about those persons, that they would believe; rather He foreknew the person themselves.

There is no possibility that someone initially predestined would fail to be finally glorified. In John 6:37-40 makes clear that all of the ones given to Him by the Father {predestined} will believe on Him and will finally be raised up on the last day {glorification}. In Eph. 1:3-6,11 Cont. much more on subject