Fate is looking at what must be, what has been decreed by whoever is in charge. But doctrine is what God has revealed for us to understand, not because it must be, but because this is what is best for us on our behalf! And since it is the best, then it should and must be. Philosophy tells us that faith is blind; however, doctrine has the eyes of love. Faith is without care and love and understanding. Doctrine is the care and the love and the kindness that abounds. Because He first loved us! Fate and predestination are also the voluntary choices by the sanctified Christian, because God is working!
© 1992, 2001 R.J. Krejcir, Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership, http://www.churchleadership.org/