Destiny is a title of Divine Knowledge, it is not something that annuls man’s free will and forces him to behave in a pre-ordained way. 

Destiny, sometimes referred to as fate, is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual.

God’s pre-knowledge of the individual’s behavior in a given circumstances does not contradict man’s having free will.

Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. Free will is closely linked to the concepts of responsibility, praise, guilt, sin, and other judgements which apply only to actions that are freely chosen

Destiny in The Old Testament

Destiny in The Old Testament Timelessness and Belief in Destiny For a thousand years in Your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. (Psalms, 90:4) I thought in my heart, “God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the...

Open Theism

Open Theism Open theism, also known as openness theology and free will theism,[1] is a theological movement that has developed within evangelical and post-evangelical Protestant Christianity as a response to ideas related to the synthesis of Greek philosophy and Christian theology. It is typically advanced as a biblically motivated and philosophically consistent theology of human and divine freedom (in the libertarian sense), with an emphasis on...

Argument From Free Will

Argument From Free Will The argument from free will, also called the paradox of free will or theological fatalism, contends that omniscience and free will are incompatible and that any conception of God that incorporates both properties is therefore inherently contradictory.[1][2] These arguments are deeply concerned with the implications of predestination. Omniscience and free will Some arguments against the existence of God focus on the supposed incoherence...

Compatibilism

What Is Compatibilism? This article is about the philosophical view on free will.  Compatibilism is the belief that free will and determinism are mutually compatible and that it is possible to believe in both without being logically inconsistent.[1] Compatibilists believe freedom can be present or absent in situations for reasons that have nothing to do with metaphysics.[2] They...

Destiny

What Is Destiny? Destiny, sometimes referred to as fate, is a predetermined course of events. [1][2] It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. Fate Although often used interchangeably, the words “fate” and “destiny” have distinct connotations. Traditional usage defines fate as a power or agency that predetermines...

Agency In LDS Church

Agency in LDS Church Agency (free agency or moral agency), in Latter-day Saint theology, is “the privilege of choice which was introduced by God the Eternal Father to all of his spirit children in the premortal state”.[1] Mortal life is viewed as a test of faith, where our choices are central to the plan of salvation in...

Predestination in Calvinism

Predestination in Calvinism Predestination is a doctrine in Calvinism dealing with the question of the control that God exercises over the world. In the words of the Westminster Confession of Faith, God “freely and unchangeably ordained whatsoever comes to pass.”[2] The second use of the word “predestination” applies this to the salvation, and refers to...

Corporate Election

What Is Corporate Election? The idea of corporate election expresses a Christian soteriological view that understands Christian salvation as based on “God choosing in Christ a people whom he destines to be holy and blameless in his sight”.[1] Put another way, “Election is the corporate choice of the church ‘in Christ.’”[2] Paul Marston and Roger Forster state that the “central...

Book of Life

What Is Book of Life? In Christianity and Judaism, the Book of Life (Hebrew: Sefer HaChaim; Greek: Biblíon tēs Zōēs) is the book in which God records the names of every person who is destined for Heaven or the World to Come. According to the Talmud it is open on Rosh Hashanah, as is its analog for the wicked, the Book of the Dead. For this reason extra...

Free Will In Theology

Free Will In Theology Free will in theology is an important part of the debate on free will in general. Religions vary greatly in their response to the standard argument against free will and thus might appeal to any number of responses to the paradox of free will, the claim that omniscience and free will are...

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Predestination In Islam

Predestination In Islam Qadar (قدر‎, qadar, meaning “fate”, “divine fore-ordainment”, “predestination,” but literally “power”)[1] is the concept of divine destiny in Islam.[2] It is one of Islam’s six articles of faith, along with belief in the Oneness of Allah, the Revealed Books, the Prophets of Islam, the Day of Resurrection and Angels. This concept has also been...

Theological Determinism

What Is Theological Determinism? Theological determinism is a form of predeterminism which states that all events that happen are pre-ordained, or/and predestined to happen, by a God/gods, or that they are destined to occur given its omniscience. Theological determinism exists in a number of religions, including Jainism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is also supported by proponents of Classical pantheism such as the Stoics and Baruch Spinoza....

Predeterminism

What Is Predeterminism? Predeterminism is the idea that all events are determined in advance.[1][2] Predeterminism is the philosophy that all events of history, past, present and future, have been already decided or are already known (by God, fate, or some other force), including human actions. Predeterminism is closely related to determinism.[3] The concept of predeterminism is often...

Predestination

What Is Predestination?   Predestination, in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God, usually with reference to the eventual fate of the individual soul.[1] Explanations of predestination often seek to address the “paradox of free will”, whereby God’s omniscience seems incompatible with human free will. In this usage, predestination can be...

Determinism

What Is Determinism? Determinism often is taken to mean causal determinism, which in physics is known as cause-and-effect. It is the concept that events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state (of an object or event) is completely determined by prior states. This meaning can be distinguished from other...

Libertarianism (Metaphysics)

What Is Libertarianism (Metaphysics)? Libertarianism is one of the main philosophical positions related to the problems of free will and determinism, which are part of the larger domain of metaphysics.[1] In particular, libertarianism, which is an incompatibilist position,[2][3] argues that free will is logically incompatible with a deterministic universe and that agents have free will, and that, therefore, determinism is false.[4] In...

Hard determinism

What Is Hard Determinism? Hard determinism (or metaphysical determinism) is a view on free will which holds that determinism is true, and that it is incompatible with free will, and, therefore, that free will does not exist. Although hard determinism generally refers to nomological determinism,[1] it can also be a position taken with respect to other forms of determinism...

Incompatibilism

Incompatibilism Incompatibilism is the view that a deterministic universe is completely at odds with the notion that persons have a free will; that there is a dichotomy between determinism and free will where philosophers must choose one or the other. This view is pursued in at least three ways: libertarians deny that the universe is deterministic,...

Free Will In Antiquity

Free Will In Antiquity Free will in antiquity was not discussed in the same terms as used in the modern free will debates, but historians of the problem have speculated who exactly was first to take positions as determinist, libertarian, and compatibilist in antiquity.[1] There is wide agreement that these views were essentially fully formed over 2000 years...

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