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Do You Believe In Luck?

As a born-again Christian,I don't believe God deals in lucks.The bible does not mention luck.Instead I think God deals in favours and blessings, and these are quite different from luck.

If you trace the word "luck",you will find out that it has it's origin from the realm of Lucifer.The devil has used it over the ages to deceive people into believing in goodluck and badluck instead of believing in God's blessings.

So as a Christian,what do you really believe?

THINK ABOUT IT.

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there is a tendency for "Fringe" Christians to perceive parts of Gods' creation as evil simply because they are concepts not defined in the Bible. It is likely that the Bible does not contain all there is to know about this world - some concepts are only being realized in the 21st century, We live and breath the 21st century and yet believe it is a creation of the devil and God only worked in dated times, The Bible urges us to be discerning and seek knowledge and understanding to gain wisdom. a lot of Christians ignore this instruction - choosing to live in the Old Testament and quote the New Testament. Christians! Live

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what is the dichotomy between LUCK and FAVOUR?

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there is nothing like luck in the bible but favours. so i dont believe in luck but favours of God.

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I believe in the blessing of God and the good things of life but some good things of life which you dont expect or deserve(favour) are termed as luck even I sometimes term favour as luck depending on the circumstances it came.

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luck & grace walks hand in hand.

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I BELIEVE IN GRACE the Grace of God is enuf for me

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There is nothing like luck anywhere.

There is no way a person would live without good and evil happenings.They are natural.

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No, I don't believe in luck.I believe in destiny, though.

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To gain success or something desirable by chance.

Something difficult/impossible to avoid or cause (by deeds).

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@ exu

What's your definition of "luck"?

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That sounds a lot like 'luck' to me.

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Word, Donnie!

True talk there.

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yeah your right. How about my dogs that have not fallen sick in years. They have never been accident victims.

God allows his rain to fall on both the wicked and the saints. A time will come when the wheat will be seperated from the weeds. The weeds will be gathered together and burnt up.

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l don't believe in luck , l believe in favour and mercy because nothing happen without the permission Of the almighty God.it is not he that willth nor he that runth, it is God that showth mercy. so instead of telling people Goodluck, l tell them 'best of God' because it is God that showth mercy.if the horse is prepare for the day of battle safety is of the Lord.

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Quite interesting views.But I still maintain that the Almighty God,who made heaven and earth, does not work with luck,be it good-luck or bad-luck.

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Ok, I see your point. Incidentally, I know of a few who hold no religious beliefs whatsoever who fall into that group.

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They are usually vocal about their religious beliefs, and even when not vocal, they do tend to mention or sig what kind of beliefs they have. Also, there's the fact their countries are mostly religious too. Not that I agree with Exu though.

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@KAG,

It may so be, but there's nothing to suggest their religious affiliations, as you rightly said. Just brief exposure to them online does not really establish their religious affiliations.

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Actually nothing is known of their religious affilations, also many of the Nazi and racist persuasion in those countries are, from what I understand (and from brief exposures to them online), usually either christians, or pagans (not pagan as in non-religious).

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Before you go, take a peep at this: http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/05/4910af6f-9da3-439c-b2b1-98cae6a24c87.html

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I think we should continue this discussion in the relevant thread.

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Not true, you say? I'm not given to making up data and stories like the ones you ferret with one eye closed. I've given you clear examples in the relevant thread about that; what did you do with them? And if you're still not satisfied, could you please explain to me why most European youths who don't have any religious claims are the ones we read of in Germany and Russia killing blacks and Asians with racist hatred in broad daylight?

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[B]non-religious societies are as equally dysfunctional.[/B]

Not true.

Find me a set of data (make some up, if you will) to prove this.

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@exu,

Read me well before you divulge your personal feelings on any issue. You can't state that I continue to blindly follow (and then teach) a message which does not stand up favourably to everyday events - if you know what those events are in the lives of so many rather than just your limited perception.

The claim was yours - "that religious societies are (very often) dysfunctional societies" - and that's not true. If there's any shred of objectivity in that myopic and biased claim, it means you're very conveniently ignoring the fact that non-religious societies are as equally dysfunctional. And I've given you a few examples to consider, which shouldn't make you sulk as to bring up the issue here.

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My point is that people such as yourself continue to blindly follow (and then teach) a message which does not stand up favourably to everyday events.

I believe you attempted to make a similar point about my claim that religious societies are (very often) dysfunctional societies.

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@exu,

And your point is? You haven't read here that Christians are inclined to luck, have you? Even so, good and bad things happen to believers and non-believers alike, and I know of many unbelievers who have suffered worse things than the loss of their limbs; so your point is mute if you're trying to be cynical. Question is: Do You Believe in Luck? If you don't, that's great, and there's no need for you to be sounding sly. If, however, you do believe in luck, that's equally great - and I don't need to remind you that as long as you mentioned God, Jesus said it's better that one loses a body part and enter into life than to have the whole body intact and be cast into hell (Matt. 5:30).

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How's about this luck.

A guy I went to school with- happened to be a committed Christian and genuinely nice guy recently lost his girlfriend and the use of his legs in a car crash that wasn't his fault.

As for me: I often drive above the speed limit without wearing a seatbelt, with a ladyfriend by my side. Needless to say I've never been in an accident.

I guess God really gets off on 'blessing' (i.e. not tormenting) those who do not believe he exists.

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There is no such thing as luck.

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Yeah blueiyke. Thats what i mean, even when people say so to me, i tell 'no, i don't want luck, i want good success, His favour, etc, '

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@ dominobaby

I used to wish people "Goodluck" too.But on getting born-again,it changed to "Success", "God's Favour" or plain old "God bless you".

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I sure don't believe in luck, and i don't expect any bible believing xtian to believe in it. Luck isn't biblical. Its a 50-50 probability of anything happening.

I used to say 'good luck in ur exams' but its changed to 'good success'.

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Nor do I. Reason? Luck depends on a '50-50 bet' and has no certainty that something might turn out good for those who pursue a certain course of action. On the other hand, the Bible makes it abundantly clear in many verses that the blessings of God are predicated on certain conditions. Here's one of my fav:

Psa. 84:11 - "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."

Good things from God are given to those who walk uprightly, and that's a certain condition for His favours and blessings, rather than a 'pot/stroke of luck'. I'll close with another fav verse:

Rom. 8:28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

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