Fate is what comes to a person in their life by chance. If you believe in and have faith in a religion that follows Christ and of God, then there is no real fate. Everything happens for a reason, unknown to each of us, yet meaningful in some way to our Maker. Some people believe that fate is like destiny, for good or bad. I do not. I have faith in my Lord Christ and in our Creator.
When I give this answer, I'm trying to speak within my understanding of the Christian tradition.
Fate is a classical Pagan concept - one's destiny is fixed by the gods and cannot be avoided. There are some Christians who believe that God fixes destiny and does not give people free choice, but they are in the minority.
Faith, on the other hand, is a gift from God that enables us to recognize God's actions in the world and cooperate with them. It is not a static force that human beings need to live up to, but a dynamic factor in a relationship: faith encompasses intellectual agreement, faithfulness, deep trust, and recognition.
Jesus often told people, "Your faith has saved you," or something similar. In part he was saying, "Because you have recognized that God has acted [through Jesus ministry], you are now whole." The letter called Hebrews in the Christian Bible says, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the certainty of what we do not see." The surrounding context talks about men and women who recognized God's action in the world and learned to trust God even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Fate is inevitable destiny. Faith is the human response (enabled by God's love) to God's invitation for a deep friendship so that we can change the world.
Is that helpful at all?
What is the difference between faith and fate?
If life has been lived up, then is it too late?
Is it ones fate that keeps them alone
when faith says "love's coming but right now it's unknown."
Is it one's fate that keeps them in debt
when faith says "you'll prosper-you just don't get to yet."
Is it one's fate that keeps them depressed
when faith says, "be patient, with joy you'll be blessed."
Is it one's fate that keeps them ashamed
when faith say, "Not much longer will you be blamed."
Is it's one fate that they'll always believe
the lies that keeps coming from he who deceives.
If fate is a lie and if faith is a choice
Who do believe when we hear the small voice.
"Your life will never be better-it's fate."
I say, let's choose faith and tell that voice "YOU can wait."
This question is simple. I think we all have a similar understanding as to what "faith" is when used in context with God. It's my opinion that the term "fate" only really has any meaning if you have faith. All the nonsense that we push through everyday as humans can only be seen as fate if you believe there's a "higher power" with a grand plan to start with.
Otherwise "fate" cannot be real. We can tell ourselves this or that has happened to us because it was our fate.... Or deep down we feel there is no fate and ramdom things beyond our control just happen to us. Without faith in something, fate is just a theory, it becomes "good" luck and "bad" luck.
just a side note... I don't believe in luck or fate.
In Short, if you believe in fate you must have faith.
If you have no faith, fate has no meaning to you.
Faith is your belief while fate is your pre-destiny when you are born with.
Fate of destiny can be changed with Feng Shui concept.
Faith also can be changed when others have a stronger influence over your thoughts.
Faith is little outward phenomenon and Godly.
Fate is self centered and depends upon individual perception.
very interesting question indeed.
Faith: confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind.
Fate: something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind.
the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again.
that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate.
a prophetic declaration of what must be: The oracle pronounced their fate.
death, destruction, or ruin.
To be happy is a difficult task. It is not for everyone. Еvery оur action creates the destiny for us. Each of our action creates our karma. Each of us dreams of good karma. But it is our illusion and delusion!!! Freddie Mercury died of AIDS. Whitney Houston died of a drug. Оften good karma kills. If you do not know all the cosmic laws - any karma will bring you pain! If we are not stupid people we can understand the cosmic laws. The main rule - do not fight against God!
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