Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | October 12, 2018


  • Fatalism slanders the character of God by making Him the author of sin. This is by far the most outrageous deduction of fatalism. Since God never tempts men to sin (James 1:13), how could He as a good and just Being CAUSE men to sin? Under this scheme, God hardwires men to commit the most grievous sins. Think about the blasphemy in believing Jehovah genetically engineered the Islamic terrorists (over 28,000 attacks to date since 9/11). If the will of God is always done, then God hardwires sinners to commit the most savage crimes. Fatalists believe God is directly responsible for beheadings, rapes, and over 60 million abortions in the U. S.. A man looked me in the eye and emphatically stated that since God did not stop the murder of unborn infants, it was His will! I know this sounds so outrageous that you think I must be making this up. But this is what some really believe. Just because some things are ALLOWED does not mean that God CAUSED all these wicked things.

Wrong thinking about God is serious. Fatalism takes the doctrine of Sovereignty to an extreme and refuses to consider other balancing Truths. How preposterous to hold God responsible for the sinful actions of mankind! How irrational to ascribe the wicked behavior of men to God. What could be worse than ascribing the works of the Devil to God?


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