Fate expository essay Period 1
February 8, 2013
Fate is the course that life takes whether the person wants it to go that way, or not. It is believed by many that our lives are predestined by a higher power of some kind. Some believe their fate can be altered by the choices they make in their lives. Others believe that no matter what your free will chooses, you will always be on the course that was predetermined long ago. Fate is a complex idea that is believed by many people to be the one and only definition of life. Most religions believe that their lives are in the hands of a higher power, whether God, Buddha, or another mystical force. In the Bible it says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” This verse tells that God has a life plan for each and every person put on Earth. The verse also explains why if a person does any evil doing they must pay for it because the evil that was done was not in God’s overall plan. Jeremiah 29:11 shows that believers of the Bible believe that their lives are predestined by a higher power, in this case, God. Fate can be understood as a theory that a person’s fate can be altered by the choices they make in their life. This theory is also known as karma, which is believed by Hinduism and Buddhism. The Buddha once said, “All living beings have actions (Karma) as their own, their inheritance, their congenital cause, their kinsman, their refuge. It is Karma that differentiates beings into low and high states.” This means that if a person makes a good choice or does a good deed they will be rewarded with a bright future. This is unlike if a person does a bad deed because according to Karma, if a person does a bad deed they will have to pay for it in the end. The teaching of Karma is similar to Jeremiah 29:11 because God said if people follow his plan...
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