Effect is that which follows cause. Effect is that which did not make itself, but which must have a power back of it causing it to be. All manifestation is effect and all effect is subject to its cause. Everything that we see, touch, taste, feel, hear or sense with the physical senses is an effect. As we change the cause (our thinking), the effect (our life) is changed accordingly.
Cause is that which produces an effect. FIRST CAUSE, God, always means that from which everything comes. The Cause of all that is made manifest on any plane. The Life back of all things. On the individual human level, each of us is cause in his or her life.
Determinism is a philosophy stating that for everything that happens there are conditions such that, given them, nothing else could happen. Determinism is often taken to mean simply causal determinism: an idea known in physics as cause-and-effect. Determinism is also often contrasted with free will.