I have made a decision on the issue of fate Vs free-will. There are three views that exist, the first one is that there is only free-will, the second view is that there is only destiny, while the third view is that there is room and justification for both possibilities. Through my experiences in life and textual evidence in the bible I have found the third view the most apparent.
I am choosing that free will exists in our world. I think that I make my own choices everyday, but I know that God definitely helps me along the way. Every day I wake up, and I make a decision, should I go back to sleep, lie here looking at the walls, or should I get out of my bed and go to class or the courtyard? Every day I make more choices. Every where I go I make another choice or two. Even if my choice is to spend my time in bed for the rest of my life, that would be a choice. I have the freedom to choose at my will. With that power, I feel I am in control of my life. I can decide what to do, and where to go, and how to do it, and when to do it. Almost!.
According to Fate, I am a robot, puppet if you will, and the world is just a scripted play. However, I am not moving myself, someone else is for me, God, is controlling my life. If my life is being controlled by someone other than myself, God must not have given me free will. If He really chose for us what to do in life before it happened, then we could not choose something else. In that case what is the purpose of separating people into heaven and hell if it was not our decision to do wrong in the first place? Free will could not exist. Fortunately, you have the choice to read this next sentence or not. You have the power to choose. Therefore, we must conclude that free will exists, and fate does not. God did not choose what will happen in our life; he just knows in advance what we will choose. Fate is someone else making choices for us. God knowing what we will choose does not mean he chose for us, however, God made the choice to play and active role in the lives of his Christian people.