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The origin of the word Lucky is lucifer

Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by ydouxist, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Leah

    Leah 2 Corinthians 5:21

    I prefer God's favor over luck ANY day. :D
  2. pinkputter

    pinkputter unending love, amazing grace

    So as Christians should we not use the word "luck" in general communication to people?

    I actually never thought of it till now, but seeing this post makes me see some truth in that. It's one thing to well wish some one, but the enemy is found all over our society...electronics, health (disease), and even yes, how we communicate. I think a better way to say pretty much the same thing is, "I will be praying for you about __________" fill in blank.

    Good point you brought up.
  3. ydouxist

    ydouxist Senior Veteran

    Christian Seeker
    Last week I reconnected with a friend on FB I haven't seen in almost 40 yrs.
    He said he had been "Lucky" in life in regards to his Dad still being alive.
    My response was "Blessed" is a better word.
    He said "Well I'm an Atheist so I'll stick with luck"
  4. JimB

    JimB Legend

    I believe there is such a thing as luck. Call it luck, or happenstance, or chance, or whatever you like, but unpredictable things just happen. Your theology my say that God micro-manages everything but I would say that in this world of freewill, good (or bad) luck often happens because we were in the right place, with the right equipment, at the right time.

    I found these quotes about luck:
    Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. (Don Shula)

    I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't like? (Jean Cocteau)

    Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. (Earl Wilson)

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. (Darrell Royal)

    The harder I work the luckier I get. (Samuel Goldwyn)

    “We were made not primarily that we may love God but that God may love us. ~C.S. Lewis
  5. Assyrian

    Assyrian Basically pulling an Obama (Thanks Calminian!)

    Eccles 9:11 Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favour to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.
  6. JimB

    JimB Legend

    :thumbsup: I knew there was a scripture in there somewhere.

  7. gratefulgrace

    gratefulgrace Contributor

    It can become a cliche either way. Good luck or be blessed. Just like saying Take care. I remember quite a few years ago a big brouhaha about that. The implication being we were exhorting them to TAKE CARE (as in worry and care) and as Christians we should never do that. I think the general meaning is take care of yourself not take on worry and stress. As Christians we are blessed by God but I don't think there are any rules about how we address other folks.
  8. Assyrian

    Assyrian Basically pulling an Obama (Thanks Calminian!)

    "I hope it goes well" is another useful phrase.
  9. William T

    William T New Member

    I think your speculation is totally baseless. You know that Satan does not appear at all in any jewish or Christian (a jewish sect) official doctrines. It was first tradition in the Jewish faith and crept into Cristian ideology from there. Makes sense since the God's only son character seems to be the target.
    Good Lucre was the origin, meaning "good money" or "good profit" as the latans were sharp and shrewed business people even importing and selling ice from the far north.
    As an aside, if you got into other world religious belief you would see many sources for your belief in a resurrected saviour of mankind, some even born to a virgin. Christna is one such character.