Like trying to read the words of Shakespeare without knowing what they mean, they can’t express it through their interpretation because they have none.
The gist was that it’s all too easy to slip into preaching the gospel on the grounds that it’s good for you rather than simply that it’s true—a tendency that must be avoided.
I wish I could remember the reasons he gave, but appropriately enough I only remember the truth itself: truth ultimately has to stand on its authority, not its efficacy.” The truth is that God designed sex to be enjoyed within the context of a marriage bed.
In part, this question is coming from women who’ve recently read Pulling Back The Shades, a candid look at erotica, intimacy, and the longings of a woman’s heart, which I co-authored with Dr Juli Slattery.
But the truth is the question has been coming my way for a long time and I’ve managed to dodge it. ” It seems to me that the question is loaded with that angsty appeal we learned when we were children and mom said it was time for bed, “Ah, mom!
Still others: blatant “false teachers” leading people further from God not closer to him. The person so full of God that their gift of teaching or pastoring makes room for them no matter their personality, background or stature. Or is your singleness fueled by the power of the Spirit so that you are one who uses it for good, leaving a legacy of lives changed?
You cannot use your singleness for God, nor endure it without a deeper abiding in the Spirit.
I bumped in to a single friend at the Waffle Shop today.
(Please don’t confuse it with the Waffle House from which I practice an entirely different kind of abstinence.
And my dear friend and single author Carolyn Mc Culley expresses it well when she writes this about the passage in Sex and The Supremacy of Christ: “It’s not a gift in the way we might think about it on our birthdays or at Christmas: “Do I like it? One word denotes a gift presented as an expression of honor.
A second euphemistically infers that a gift is more a matter of a debt or obligation.
I believe that Carolyn has tapped into the missing puzzle piece that the Church needs to lock singleness squarely into its proper place.