Christianity,

Coincidence

Has something coincidental ever happen to you and you think—there’s no such thing as coincidence, because God has planned all things?

Well, if you are a Christian, you might have felt a little negatively about the word coincidence. But really, the word does have a place in the Christian vocabulary.

Here’s the definition from http://www.dictionary.com

co?in?ci?dence    ( P )  Pronunciation Key (k-ns-dns, -dns)
n.
1. The state or fact of occupying the same relative position or area in space.
2. A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged

So really, the definition of coincidence is percectly okay for the Christian. The word we want to stay away from is chance. For in God’s world, nothing is left to chance.

chance :
1. A.The unknown and unpredictable element in happenings that seems to have no assignable cause.
   B. force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck: Chance will determine the outcome.
2. The likelihood of something happening; possibility or probability. Often used in the plural: Chances are good that you will win. Is there any chance of rain?
3. An accidental or unpredictable event.

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