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Proverbs 16:33 (New Living Translation) We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall. Another translation: NIV: The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. Apparently, therefore, luck as such does not exist but providence does.


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In both the Old and the New Testaments, drawing of lots is used as a means of discerning the will of God - he controls events that appear random to us. The Urim and Thummim were (probably) two objects kept inside the clothing of the high priest, who would draw one out "at random" to get a yes-or-no answer to some question. This happens, for example, in 1 ...


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Short Answer: Absolutely not. There are no conditions under which a person is doomed to Hell despite having a sincere desire and willingness to return to God. This will be tricky to explain, so for the sake of space, I will link passages rather than quoting them. I will address the common counterarguments to my answer at the end. Nature of God This ...


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Jesus answers this one pretty clearly: such a sin does exist. Mark 3:28-29 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Unfortunately, ...


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The short answer is "no. it's not fatalism" for most Christians. Most traditions believe and teach that God gave us free will. Without free will, there could be no such things as faith. Without free will, there could be no good or evil. Without free will, there'd have been no reason for Joshua 24:15, for example. We'dsimply be programmed, mindless ...


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You may be surprised but there is no such thing as "luck" for Christians. As the other nations believe that if one has a good luck, whatever one does, he always wins, or if one has a bad luck, whatever one strives to make good, he always fails, but sadly this is the world view or pagan view which leaves no choice to anybody whereas the Bible clearly states ...


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James says If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? James 2:15-16 NABRE which I thought I recalled being translated, "good luck, see ya later, hope you don't starve to death and die ...


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The closest things that would apply to fatalism would be predestination. A strict predestination ante previsa merita says that God has chosen who will be saved, even before the foundation of the world, without regard to what you will or will not do in your life. Even the most adherents to unconditional election, however, would point out that you don't know ...


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The Judas case is one that should be watched closely though it still remains a controversy. Why the word "perdition" in: "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. " (John 17:12). Others claim he is not ...


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I remember a story about this one guy somewhere in the Middle East who actually incited riots against Christians, causing several of them to be killed. He became rather well known for this, and so he took his show on the road for a while. Then, he went to Damascus... The point is that God can break through any threshhold, if He absolutely has to. If God ...


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The Bible clearly says, that God doesn't want death of a sinner, but so he repents and live. And also, that He wants all people saved. Therefore idea, that some people are condemned from birth is absurd. I also don't know what are the monsters that believe that people that suffer from homosexual passion, but don't commit sins will be punished. Or that ...



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