"I agree that Faith without deeds is dead. God helps, but I have to work at it too. I don't think that praying out of money for your own ambitions that do not have God is good. For example I think its good to pray for success in Him through many…"
"When Adam was in the garden of Eden, before God created Eve, he (Adam) was perfect, because he didn't sin yet. And because he was perfect, he was 100% husband material, he was ready to be a husband. Maybe God wants to teach you something, or…"
""selfish" isn't the vice I'd be worried about in this context. "Presumption" is. It has been my experience, and I think this is supported by parts of Paul's epistles, that there is value in preparing…"
"Praying for a good Christian wife, if you're a good Christian man that is, would not be selfish as it would answer at least two prayers should it come about. But the second part of the question about material possessions well,…"
"I definitely agree with what these guys said.
I praye for a long time for my wife to come along, and it seemed like it wasn't going to happen. So at a certain point, I just put it in God's hands, and lived my life for Him. Not to mention,…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"I think if that is taking over the relationship you have with God i.e. Your praying more for that then praying for a relationship with God, then yes I think it can be selfish. But just by itself I don't think it is selfish we are made to do…"
(To the administrators: i hope this is okay to post a link to my survey for my university dissertation. im not just on the site for this reason, i also want to use the site for other interesting discussions and knowledge)To the members: Hi i would be very grateful if you would take the time to complete a short survey on the topic of masculinities and class. it is for my university research project. Link below. Thanks…See More
"Personally, I do have a problem with it, especially if we're talking about mixed gender teams. I agree whole-heartedly with Pale Horse in that I'd rather quit playing the game than be expected to hit or tackle a woman, no matter how…"