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6 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2010 - 7:19PM #1
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I am a United Church of Christ member.  Ever since I was a child I have had thoughts  about determinism, even before I knew the term.  I thought that  everything is caused by something else.  The decisions we make are based  upon everything that has influenced us in the past.  Are there other  UCCers who feel this way? 

Was there some of this thinking in  the German Evangelical, Reformed, Congregational, and Christian  Connection predecessors bodies of the UCC?

I'm not saying that  other people are wrong.  I've simply had this leaning since I was a  child.

I was involved in an informal discussion and someone  asked me how I reconcile this with my faith.  I never found them to be  incompatible.  They also found my belief to be disturbing and possibly  dangerous.

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6 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2010 - 3:38PM #2
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Eph. 1:11-- In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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