What Is The Red String Of Fate & Where Does The Bible Talk About Soulmates

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The Red String Of Fate & Soulmates, According To The Bible
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Do you believe in fate and are soulmates found in the Bible? Christian or not, that's a question you’ve probably heard plenty whether it was through a screen or from someone personally. When it comes to fate, it’s a wide-spread belief and it influences people's views about soulmates, soul ties, and something called the 'red thread of fate.'

What is the red thread of fate?

In Japan, there’s even the philosophy of the red string or thread of fate. It’s the idea that people have soulmates and this red string of the Universe connects them to one another.

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Some things are just meant to happen and some people are meant to meet. But the belief in fate when it comes to the red string of faith, soulmate connections or 'the one' can be controversial when it comes to Christianity.

Some things are just meant to happen and some people are meant to meet. In Japan, there’s even the philosophy of the red thread of fate. It’s the idea that people connect with this red string of the Universe. But the belief in fate, soulmates and the red string of fate when it comes to finding 'the One' can be controversial when it comes to Christianity.

Personally, as a Christian, I believe fate is controlled by God. In my opinion, the Bible says how God has a plan for all of us. So truthfully, I don’t see how that’s not fate. However, there’s another aspect of fate that a lot of people think of and would like to believe as well. It’s the concept of a soulmate.

I’m going to start by telling you all this right now: nowhere in the Bible is the term “soulmate” listed. That’s because it doesn’t come from the Bible. It’s actually from mythology.

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The idea was that humans were originally created with double of everything, meaning there were two heads, four arms, and four legs. But Zeus feared people would become overly powerful this way, so he split them in half. Thus, all humans were left to look for their other half.

In my opinion, soulmates are all about what you believe. There are some that keep things like fate and soulmates entirely separate from Christianity, saying there’s no way there’s a “pre-ordained person” for everyone.

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However, just because the word soulmate isn’t mentioned in the Bible doesn’t mean there’s no scripture we can look at.

For starters, there’s Adam and Eve, they were made for one another and intended to complete each other. The idea of predestination and 'the one' when it comes to a spouse is where Christians will differ.

While it’s true that Eve was made for Adam so he wouldn’t be alone, the argument can be made that Eve was moreso made for companionship than an actual romantic interest since he was lonely.

Regardless of how you understand the term soulmate or fated relationships, here are three scripture verses quoted from the Bible about ties that form at the soul-level.

1. The Bible mentions souls being connected in friendship.

“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul." — 1 Samuel 18:1

For those of you unfamiliar with the Bible, let me give you a little recap. During this time, Saul was the King of Israel. However, after David’s heroic feats of defeating Goliath in battle, the people became more enamored with him than their king. Furious, Saul sought to kill David at every turn.

Before this though, David had become good friends with Saul’s son, Jonathan. If BFF was a thing back then, they would have been the very definition. The two were so close that it was as if their souls had been intertwined, hence the wording of the verse above.

In this instance, the idea of a soulmate is really in a friend sort of sense. But no one ever said soulmates could only be romantic interests.

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2. Friendship is a form of intimacy at the soul level, according to the Bible.

“…thy friend, which is as thine own soul.” — Deuteronomy 13:6

This verse is similar to 1 Samuel, though it is vaguer. But, it does make the point that you can feel so close to someone that your soul is like theirs. You could try to apply this romantically, but I think it’d be a bit of a stretch. And, it’s not saying that you’ve become one soul, it just says that your friend’s soul is as important to you as your own.

Now if you really need to find a love justification, then I guess you could say that your partner means that much to you as well, but it still doesn’t change the fact that you’re not really meeting the definition of what a soulmate is. Plus it’s never a good idea to start twisting scripture to further your argument.

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3. Love involves the soul, according to the Bible.

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” — Song of Solomon 3:4

This is probably the closest thing there is to the mention of a soulmate in the Bible. Being able to love someone on a level as deep as your soul is a very special kind of love. But unfortunately, just because you have that kind of love, it doesn’t mean that you two will complete each other like the myth.

But just because it’s not a soulmate doesn’t mean it’s not good. Think of it this way. There are over 7 billion people in the world, so the odds of you finding “the one” are literally 1 in 7,000,000,000 at least.

The fact that you were able to find someone out there who you love deeply and care about and would want to spend the rest of your life with is a special thing and isn’t something that should be regarded lightly.

Whether or not soulmates exist we’ll never know. Instead, find someone that makes you truly happy. Better to have that than searching and waiting endlessly for a person that might not even be real.

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Jesse Oakley is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care and spirituality/astrology.