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Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. Latin for "after this, therefore because of this". It's a fallacy that assumes whatever event preceeded another, must have caused the succeeding event. We tend to live by this emphatically, as Christians. When we sin (fail), what must have caused this is the lack of effort on our part that preceeded it. It's an all too common misconception....

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