pre·des·ti·na·tion [ pr destə náysh'n ]
advance decision by God about events: in some religious beliefs, the doctrine that God, a deity, or fate has established in advance everything that is going to happen and that nothing can change this
God's decision who goes to Heaven: in some religious beliefs, the doctrine that God decided at the beginning of time who would go to heaven after death and who would not
act of foreordaining: the human or supposedly divine act of deciding the fate of people or things beforehand
I think that sometimes I do then I get all caught up in questions. So really, I do not know.
Answer by PMSMom10 at 11:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2013
Answer by alf2651 at 11:47 PM on Feb. 9, 2013
No, I think the actions we choose in this life have an impact on our next life.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:42 AM on Feb. 10, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:09 AM on Feb. 10, 2013
Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:38 AM on Feb. 10, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:36 AM on Feb. 10, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:37 AM on Feb. 10, 2013
Answer by HHx5 at 9:41 AM on Feb. 10, 2013
No, I don't believe in 'predestination'.
However, I'd contend that those who believe in the Abrahamic god must, simply because a god that's omniscient and omnipotent would, by definition, know everything that has happened, that is happening, and that will happen, and has the power to change anything.
Sometimes, though, it's fun to imagine that god sitting upon his throne, reading one of those books that were popular years ago - the ones that had different endings, depending on the choices the reader makes. Either way, endings have been chosen, with only a bit of determination on the part of the reader. Of course, being God, he would have to have created that book in the first place, so he'd already know the possible endings, and how to achieve them.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:01 PM on Feb. 10, 2013
Answer by kity-bity at 1:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2013