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Pauls instructions to single people
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:23:16 AM »
You can read it in 1 Corinthians 7. Being single is encouraged if you can keep yourself from fornication. I am glad to marry no one if I don't find her most attractive and she impedes my spiritual growth. Perhaps it is God's will for me not to get married. I will be joined with many righteous people in heaven if I make it both saintly and ordinary
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 11:26:04 AM »
If you can delete this thread I will be happy I don't need to share all my feelings what's good for me might not be good for others

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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 08:23:37 PM »
Well, you're not wrong. St. Paul testified to the blessedness of a celibate life, and many faithful Christian men and women have lived that life.
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 08:34:28 PM »
If you can delete this thread I will be happy I don't need to share all my feelings what's good for me might not be good for others
Once again, we do not delete threads. The onus is on you, then, to exercise better control over what you post BEFORE you click Submit.
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 01:21:29 AM »
The only people who should be single are those who want to be as St. Paul says if she might pass the age of youth let them marry she has not sinned
I fear people will be unhappy without children and marriage is one way to bring up saints that Christianity may be prolonged God may want more children to Him and not want to end it now and he might not end it even if it is evil but Christians are a blessing to the world
I think I should not create single people to have compassion on they may blame me I should only have compassion by sharing in their sorrow after they and I are unlucky if God wants me to share in their sorrow he will stop me from finding someone to marry. I must have compassion even if I am married I am not saying I have a right to hate anyone in the kingdom
everyone should try to get married unless he is specially called by God to be single or a monk
But if no one he loves marries him God knew it was best for him or it was Gods will to be single
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 01:59:38 AM »
My point is you can't blame God if you make no effort

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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 02:01:04 AM »
I don't think St. Paul said everyone has to get married.
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 02:08:08 AM »
You don't have to but then you have to be happy with your choice
I should not have said everyone should try to get married but everyone who may want children should
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 02:09:41 AM »
I don't think St. Paul said everyone has to get married.

St. Paul didn't, but there seems to be a vein of Tradition that would go almost that far (discounting monks, I mean).
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 02:11:55 AM »
I don't think St. Paul said everyone has to get married.

St. Paul didn't, but there seems to be a vein of Tradition that would go almost that far (discounting monks, I mean).

Yeah. Makes us single folk feel really welcome.  :-[
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2015, 02:12:32 AM »
The only people who should be single are those who want to be as St. Paul says if she might pass the age of youth let them marry she has not sinned
I fear people will be unhappy without children and marriage is one way to bring up saints that Christianity may be prolonged God may want more children to Him and not want to end it now and he might not end it even if it is evil but Christians are a blessing to the world
I think I should not create single people to have compassion on they may blame me I should only have compassion by sharing in their sorrow after they and I are unlucky if God wants me to share in their sorrow he will stop me from finding someone to marry. I must have compassion even if I am married I am not saying I have a right to hate anyone in the kingdom
everyone should try to get married unless he is specially called by God to be single or a monk
But if no one he loves marries him God knew it was best for him or it was Gods will to be single

You're thinking of this for everybody ever, when no individual person could be up to such a task! Marriage and celibacy are vocations, and a vocation is known to an individual and his spiritual advisors.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 02:13:46 AM »
I don't think St. Paul said everyone has to get married.

St. Paul didn't, but there seems to be a vein of Tradition that would go almost that far (discounting monks, I mean).

Yeah. Makes us single folk feel really welcome.  :-[

Well you can join a monastery. ;)

Believe me, I was single for many years at many kinds of churches, and I know what you're going thru. At least Orthodoxy admits St. Paul  championed singlehood.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 02:14:51 AM »
Okay then.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2015, 02:17:43 AM »
The ;) was meant to be nice. :-\ I am sorry for the attitude a lot of people take; mark it down to ignorance and a lack of empathy and vision, and know that God understands exactly what you go thru and what he values in you.
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2015, 02:19:19 AM »
The ;) was meant to be nice. :-\ I am sorry for the attitude a lot of people take; mark it down to ignorance and a lack of empathy and vision, and know that God understands exactly what you go thru and what he values in you.

Thank you.
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2015, 02:26:49 AM »
 I need to start talking to my spiritual confessor about everything but I hope he does not cancel often which I don't think he will if I message early and I hope he can handle everything but I'm afraid only God can
Also if he gives me wrong advice or chooses the wrong vocation for me the blame will be on him sorry to say
But I think priests acknowledge they can't guide us by complaining they are responsible for all souls and we are only responsible for ourselves
Is there not safety in the multitude of counsellors and do they have to be priests ?
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Re: Pauls instructions to single people
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2015, 05:01:47 AM »
Haven't talked yet but I was right the first time I think finding a wife if it is Gods will is all Gods provision if we seek first the kingdom we have to embrace our crosses knowing Gods grace is sufficient our only priority is making it to heaven