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Christine Dalessio

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Re: False Promises

Aug. 4 at 3:51pm | see this comment in context

Well said! The problem with the "prosperity gospel" the "if you just love Jesus you will always be happy/get what you want" is just that - it is a horizontally affective philosophy and veers far afield from the actual promises of the Gospel. Gospel living means following in the footsteps of Christ - knowing what it feels like to be alone, to be abandoned, to be mocked, scourged, put to death... But thankfully these things are impermanent. With an eternal perspective, God's folly becomes victory.

I think there are great problems with accepting a purity=the perfect partner magically appearing in your life. Some of us are called to suffer for the kingdom, some find the wrong person... discernment is key here, and hope, and understanding that a spouse isn't a promise. But on the other hand, a spouse is a great gift, and one to be treasured, and if purity helps us become a better version of ourselves so that our self-gift can truly bring freedom, then it is worth living, whether we end up married or whether our end is simply joy in the next world.

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