But, anyway, I have a similar concern: does one keep God, God’s protection, and God’s blessing away by being disrespectful to him? If I have problems with him, I should express those to him respectfully.
And, yes, my superstition (if that is the right word) does lead me to ask myself how exactly I envision God: what kind of God do I believe God is? I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.
Effort is the law of style; ideas more than words are valued as are sentences which carry a hidden meaning.
The are often repressed beyond normal decency, and as a result they are in a “presexual” stage of development.– what psychologists refer to as “latency/” In other words, out of a fear of sex, they have regressed to preadolescents, and they are feeling and acting like twelve-year-olds instead of adults who have gone through adolescence and figured all of that out.
Keeping one’s sexuality in an immature and unintegrated state makes it neither holy nor ready for real relationship. It keeps them out of what God designed as natural attraction, and it keeps them sexually disintegrated from the rest of their personhood.
He also goes on to state that he is not advocating “sexually acting out.” He was advocating sexual ownership as part of who you are. Thus here is a professional stating in his professional words what this mother’s concerns were about the affect of groups/courtship. I was surprised to find that this “boundaries” book is a response to Harris’s book.
Reading what Cloud has written certainly makes one question even more the wisdom of Joshua Harris’s idea of “kissing dating goodbye.” It is certainly something to think about. In the beginning the “Boundaries” book lists the problems Harris indicates occur with dating and answers them.
Exodus 33-34 is significant because Moses was seeing something of the glory of God, as God proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation” (Exodus 34:6-7).
I’ve heard Christians interpret Psalm 103:7 in light of esotericism. Also, the God of philosophical thinking does not appear to all but only reveals himself to those who merit it, beyond the internal part, in the innermost recesses of the temple.As Pythagoreanism, which is in fashion, so every philosophy must have secret doctrines and sacred ‘orgies’ of the mind to which only the initiated are admitted…Such a love for the arcane brought gradually to the esoteric works of Aristotle the attention of the later centuries of the declining Classical Age.The passage states that God “made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.” For such Christians, the Israelites got to see God’s outward acts, but Moses was clued in about God’s ways: his character, his motives, etc. It seems to me that God didn’t want to keep the children of Israel in the dark about his ways, however, since much of God’s character described in Exodus 34:6-7 also appears in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20), which all of Israel presumably knew. If I’m not mistaken, that’s what they think is going on in Exodus 34:6-7. There are clear examples of esotericism in the Bible. I have to respect honesty when it comes to religion.