Posted by: 1of10boyz | February 17, 2013

When I was younger I struggled with understanding the difference between Predestination and Foreordination. It took several mistakes in judgement for me to be able to fully understand why and how they were and are different. It is something that isn’t as clear in other religions as I think it is as Mormon theology.

Mormonism: Really Want to Know?

There is a scene in the recent movie Lincoln in which the President is sitting in a telegraph office agonizing over issues related to the proposed 13th Amendment, struggling between following advice given to him by cabinet officers or doing what he feels to be right.  He asks one of the telegraph clerks if he believes that men are “fitted to a time.”  He appears to be wrestling with the question that many of us ask: “Why me, why now?”

Many religions, including some Christians, embrace the notion of predestination in one form or another.  Predestination would mean that not only are we “fitted” for our circumstances, but there is nothing we can do to escape them.  We are where God wills us to be, doing what He wills us to do, and good luck getting off of whatever hook it is that has skewered you.  If you live well, it…

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