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« on: April 29, 2008, 08:38:15 AM »

Psalm 139:10-20 says "All the days of our lives were written, even before one of them started."

What does this mean. Does the Church believe in predestination?

Forgot to mention this one:

(Acts 4:27-28) For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.
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Come, let us wonder at the virgin most pure, wondrous in herself, unique in creation, she gave birth, yet knew no man; her pure soul with wonder was filled, daily her mind gave praise in joy at the twofold wonder: her virginity preserved, her child most dear. Blessed is He who shone forth from her!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 02:24:21 AM »

I'd say it means God knows all and has an eternal plan.

The sins I don't commit are largely due to the weakness of my limbs.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 01:32:17 AM »

Those verses foreshadow Christ's resurrection from the dead as foreshadowed by the Prophet David.  Predestination has nothing to do with the above verses.

Source: Orthodox Study Bible.
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