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Does Luck Exist For Christians

What is luck? Does it truely exist?

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Dear Elena,
You did not offend me either. I just wanted to correct what you said so that others know that things happen because of God. Sometimes the language we use in Christianity gets all mangled up, we don't mean bad, we just make sentences that might confuse others without knowing. You are a angel, do not worry, we can see what you meant. Agape
---Luke on 4/23/14


Hello,Sis Rita, all respect..you, too.Do please all accept my sincere apologies. Love of Jesus! Elena9555
---Elena9555 on 4/22/14


Elena, you didn't offend me. I was just saying why I don't believe in luck. Love you Elena, you are special person here on CN. Love your answers here. Very humble.
---shira4368 on 4/22/14


Thankyou, Bro.Luke, Shira4368, Darlene1, Kathr4453
certainly, did not mean to.offend anyone. Thanks, love of Jesus! Elena9555
---Elena9555 on 4/22/14


Hello, Bless everyone, now if you notice as the verse the Brother gave in Eccl.19:11,12. it correct
the Brother gave, I looked and it does say 'time and chance" kjv. It never mention the word "luck".I think yes, from all the yrs. the word "luck" carries a dark tone, not like really a christian would use, we mean well in the past, but yes, far as I can remember the word "luck" not acceptible christian standards. I did not refer like it was certainly, nothing, I could do for myself, God knows the shape I was in, reverting to the verse, brother gave well, thankfull, it' a miracle from God.
I certainly, meant no offence to anyone.God did it.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 4/22/14




Shira, I agree with you 100%. God intervenes (for our good) in the most spectacular of ways. Genesis 50:20 has something to say about that in a slightly different context but it shows that God is in overall control. Luck is not involved.
---Rita_H on 4/22/14


//He prayed softly, touch my big toe after 45 he said " walk n Jesus name.
Been walking ever since....time & chance were mine that time//

Dear Elena,
If time and chance were yours that day, then there was no use in anyone praying to God for you. You became well because of God, not because of chance. God knew all along He was going to heel you at that time, it was not a matter of chance. We pray to God because we put our faith in Him and not on luck, chance, or fade. Rita, Shira and many others are correct. Agape
---Luke on 4/22/14


Some people believe in luck. I believe God directs all things and luck don't figure in God's plan. Things happen for a reason. I have told this before. My brother said he was lucky when he got a piece of steak stuck in his throat. Emergency dr found a tumor in his stomach as a result. That was not luck. That is divine intervention. I got other "luck" stories but space won't allow me to write.
---shira4368 on 4/21/14


To Bro.James E.Mcfadden, brilliant response, re: Luck andchance.Think'n how I had a seizure, paralyzed, in a wheelchair, then months later out of the "blue" a visitor arrives & asks the pastor can he pray for me?Pastor see his minister license, says "yes!"
He prayed softly, touch my big toe after 45 he said " walk n Jesus name.
Been walking ever since....time & chance were mine that time.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 4/21/14


I don't use the word luck at all. I prefer to say that it was God's perfect timing.

We humans don't understand why some very Godless people appear to do very well in life whilst others (who we feel are far more deserving of good things than the scoundrels are) are left without, but, if we don't accept that God is in complete control of all things (including those things which others call 'luck') we might just as well give up on everything right now.

God IS in control and HIS timing is perfect, regardless of how unfair that sometimes appears to be, and it is not for us to question. God has HIS reasons which 'sometimes' become obvious at a later date.
---Rita_H on 4/21/14




The word "luck" or "chance" has different meanings thousands of years ago than today.

Use the bible as its own reference by doing an (online) KJV bible search for "chance."

The other references to "chance" does not refer to gambling or luck, but refers to "if somehow possible" like "what would you do if your friend just walked through the door."

Another word comes to mind, "lot", as the soldiers threw lot for Jesus clothes.

By the way, just because they use certain words or did certain things in the bible it does not mean it right. "Luck" does have something to do with witchcraft.
---Steveng on 4/20/14


If Luck does not exist then explain how luck is defined as:

1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events.
2. Good fortune or prosperity, success....to gain success or something desirable by chance:

Ecclesiastes 9:11-12: I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned, but time and chance happen to them all.
---James_E._McFaddin on 4/19/14


I see francis and other have pointed out this scripture. Why no one address this I don't understand. Solomon the wisest of all me says that luck happens to all. Those saying luck does not exist should at the least explain this away
---James_E._McFaddin on 4/19/14


as Christians believe that there are no coincidences in life,so much so that luck should not be the choice of words to use when pertaining to good things happening in our life.christians interprets this as blessing-good things that comes from above-the maker of everything
---mj on 1/27/13


Bra is the root word in brass. Which clearly means that the first bras were made out of brass.
---Jed on 1/27/13


jerry6593:

You said: The root of the word "luck" comes from "Lucifer". You decide if that is something you want to embrace.

ReallY? Where do you get this stuff? Do you have any references or corroboration that supports this theory?

My dictionary says it comes from the Dutch "gelucke", and is related to the German word "Glueck". Tying "luck" in with "lucifer" is as much trying to read something into a context that isn't there, just to prove a point, as saying "Santa" is derived from "Satan".
---StrongAxe on 1/26/13


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Luck is a word which I believe born-again Christians should never use. There are better words with more accurate meanings which can be used and 'blessing'or 'blessed' are possibly the best ones.
---Rita_H on 1/26/13


bike, I guess as humans beings we could call it bad luck, but it was not luck since it was according with (Deut. 18:21,22) Micaiah declared to Ahab that if he lived to return from the battle, then he had uttered a false prophecy. So it was prophecied by Micaiah, it was not by chance that he died. Ahab was even persuaded to go into battle, to do the purpose of God. God's plans never fail.
---Mark_V. on 1/26/13


Does luck truly exist? May be bad luck exists. As Eric Clapton sang in one of his songs, "If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all." 1 Kings 22:34 But someone drew his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the sections of his armor. The king told his chariot driver, Wheel around and get me out of the fighting. Ive been wounded. 35 All day long the battle raged, and the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Arameans. The blood from his wound ran onto the floor of the chariot, and that evening he died. 37 So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried him there.
---bike on 1/25/13


If there is no such thing as luck, what then do we make of this verse:
Ecclesiastes 9:11: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill, but TIME AND CHANCE happeneth to them all."
---francis on 1/25/13


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To Charlie who must be gone by now, I agree with many here, with God there is no such thing as Luck, chance. The word "chance" might be in (Ecc. 9:11) but it does not mean that we should condon or believe in Luck or chance just because Solomon used the word. Solomon the author was expressing his own feelings and saying that wisdom cannot guarantee good outcomes because of what appear to be so many unpredictable contingencies.
But no believer should ever believe in luck or chance, with God there is no luck or chance.
---Mark_V. on 1/25/13


Family, With all respect to you bro.Jed I agree with you. times, made bad decisions - have loan money to people, friends or neighbors & will not pay me back. Tried ask God please make them pay me. Never answer that type prayer , No longer loan money. However, times I really needed help, people who knew me I always volunteer alot of agencies when young, people have sent my little amounts of money. God is real, he cares. Sometimes he wants us to learn from our mistakes.bless you all.love of jesus!
---ELENA on 1/25/13


Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are being stupid and make stupid decisions. Other times it's because you are making good decisions. Other times it's because God sees your heart and wants to bless you.
---Jed on 1/24/13


The root of the word "luck" comes from "Lucifer". You decide if that is something you want to embrace.


---jerry6593 on 1/24/13


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I agree with Rick's immediate comment, there is "no luck" but God at work.
---Adetunji on 1/21/13


Ecclesiastes 9:11: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them all."
---Nana on 12/1/06
time and chance(LUCK)
Thanks Nana,

To know the word of God, nice it it always
---francis on 1/21/13


It is wrong for a Christian to believe in luck. First luck and miracles do not exist in the same space. Second you say this person or that person, or I was lucky robs God of thanks and praise.
---Rick on 1/21/13


There is no such thing to GOD as luck.
Everything is PREDESTINATED.
---Jack_8773 on 12/22/07


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mike - talk about judge and jury???

the origin of 'luck' is pagan
ask to be blessed
---Andrea on 12/20/07


to matthew - that is how pastors & tele evangelist pervert the bible. that is why many christians are worn out, exhausted bec. they have 'to do' this long list of work in the name of obedience so god will not punish them. yet the people who preach disobedience=punishment, obedience=blessings are hypocrites for they do not practice what they preach.
---mike on 12/20/07


NO! I cringe everytime I hear somone say I was lucky. Luck is of the devil. Faith is of God. Unbelievers can only believe in luck. True believers can only believe in faith the Lord Jesus Christ.
---catherine on 12/20/07


Luck is just another word for statistics. Whether it is good luck or bad depends upon where you fall within these statistics.

Really, that's all it is. (And if some people seem to fall within one type mostly, there's a statistic for that too.)

Mathematics. Got to love it!
---Nancy on 12/20/07


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How about "Gods Providence"?
---JohnE on 3/23/07


There is no such thing as luck for the child of God. God blesses His children. When something good happens to me, I just know it is the Lord.
---Helen_5378 on 12/3/06


If we live by the Spirit then there is no such thing as luck because every step is ordered by the Lord. If I suspect that I'm having luck then I try to get out of it because it's a poor way of going through life.
---john on 12/2/06


Not luck but we are favored and can pray for the Favor of God. There is 78 verses dealing with the word Favor in the OT and 7 in the NT. I think the favor of God bets luck what do you think?
---Jeanne on 12/2/06


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Was the answer to Jabez's prosperity prayer just luck?
---Virginia on 12/2/06


Bad luck = result of sins
Good luck = result of righteousness

I'm not saying that luck is Biblical at all because I don't believe in luck. However people who are wordly tend to get more "bad luck" then Christians no? So we can say the view of "bad luck" is nothing more than the result of giving into sin and as a result allowing the Devil to harrass us. RIghteoussness leads to blessings("good luck"). Just an observation, and I can accept that it is a bad one.
---Matthew on 12/2/06


Ecclesiastes 9:11: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."
---Nana on 12/1/06


Charlie; The best one to answer that question is a lottery winner!
---1st_cliff on 7/4/06


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No such thing as luck. I am blessed.
---Helen_5378 on 6/29/06


I searched a few sites with the word (luck )and it seems to go hand in hand with superstitious sayings. I tried to find where the word originated from, but haven't found it yet. In Isaiah 2:6 superstition is listed in the same sentence as divination. Look up the word divination, it is not good.
---KathyLH on 6/28/06


The Rabbis have a saying: "Luck is not a Kosher word." God is in control.
---Doc on 6/27/06


A church bulletin board in my city says:

COINCIDENCE IS WHEN GOD DECIDES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS
---DoryLory on 6/27/06


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I don't believe in luck. when something good happens, we are blessed. When something not so good happens, we are also blessed. Nothing comes our way that God hasn't allowed, and when He allows it, then we are blessed. All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according o His purpose.
---Debbie on 6/27/06


No. We walk by faith. The bible says that the just(those declared righteous) shall live by faith.(Habakkuk 2:4)
---Rickey on 6/27/06


No, luck is a human concept. It is not spiritual nor has any Biblical roots. Ecc. 3 say there is a time for everything under the sun. Every event has a time and purpose. Luck is saying fate decided to bless you out of the blue. God does not work out of the blue. He works according to His will not yours nor does God roll the dice to see what He will do.
---Visitor on 6/27/06


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