No matter how much Oedipus and his parents try to foil the oracle, what Apollos has determined for him cannot be avoided: he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. And then for such a heinous crime, he is to be punished, as determined by the “gods” — even though he is an unwilling victim of gods’ predetermined will.
By contrast, the Christian God grants ample room for human decision. You can realize a great destiny of blessing, happiness and even ministry if you decide to serve God. If you choose fleshliness over and over, however, you will lose blessings of God in your life both now and in the afterlife.
There are no pawns of fate in Christianity but each man falls prey of his own bad decisions.
If you pray, you change the future.
Art from Zach Smithson on Deviant Art. I don’t own the rights to this picture, and I’m not making any money on it.