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Free Will vs. Fate

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Free Will vs. Fate

Whether something good or bad has been predestined, how does G‑d choose which person should be the one to bring it about?
Maakeh (building a fence), Ki Teitzei, Freedom of Choice

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Anonymous Malibu February 25, 2017

, g-D willing soon Rabbi Gordon speaks " think good and everything will be good" Amen! The good will be rewarded in the next life when Moshiach will come to us! The evil, not good people, will Not be welcome. So attn. not good people, get ready to say bye bye to ever meeting Moshiach! Moshiach Moshiach Moshiach, ay yay yay yay yay yay Reply

Bobby Mabrito November 4, 2011

Divine Providence vs. Free Will Man's only TRUE free will exists as INTENTIONS in the "upper worlds", i.e., degrees of desire to be like Creator.

One cannot compare finite, dependent, relative existence to infinte, independent, absolute existence, i.e., our life in the material realm to the eternal world of HaShem..

I am the LORD, and there is none else,
Beside Me there is no God;
I have girded thee, though thou hast not known Me;
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west,
That there is none beside Me;
I am the LORD; and there is none else;
I form the light, and create darkness;
I make peace, and create evil;
I am the LORD, that doeth all these things.

~ Isaiah 45:5-7 Reply

J E Krasnow Manchester, CT September 6, 2011

destined and choice rabbi asserts that good people flock to do good and HaShem picks who does it; and likewise "bad" people rush to do the bad that HaShem pre-ordains and HaShem "rewards" selects who gets to do it.

Conclusion, good are rewarded for doing good, and bad are punished for doing evil. Yet in both cases HaShem is in control.


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