Rex Rogers on luck

“Belief in luck and belief in a sovereign God are mutually exclusive, for if an omniscient, omnipotent Creator God exists then luck makes no sense. Things don’t ‘just happen.’ Nothing – including the secondary causes operative in the universe (the ‘laws’ of nature and human choices) – happens outside of God’s will and disposition. So belief in God not only dispels any idea of luck, it also rejects any idea of chance as a determining factor in natural events or people’s destiny… Any trust in luck rather than God is therefore a form of idolatry.”
Rex Rogers
America’s New Love Affair with Gambling, p. 21.