I have a friend who says it’s true,
What is to be will be, come what.
He says a man can’t change his life,
There is no if, no and, nor but.

I try to think he has some doubt
And that he probably really cares,
But then, I happened to be there
When he fell down a flight of stairs.

Now I know he thinks he’s right
Because of what I heard him say.
He said, “I’m glad that’s over with.”
And then he slowly limped away.

When you ask someone if they believe in predestination, it’s hard to get a straight answer. Most people will say “No” and then qualify their answer with ‘buts’ and ‘howevers’. You can find verses in the Bible to fuel either argument, for or against predestination.

I personally would hate to think that we are predestined for Heaven or Hell and have no choice in the matter.

Predestination is from a story that my grandfather told me. In his version, the one to fall down the stairs was a minister from a denomination that teaches predestination. It must be nice to know, when you are boarding an airplane, that you’ll be all right unless it’s your time to go anyway. But have you ever wondered what would happen if it was the pilot’s time to go?


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