Speaking For God?

This is something I question: speaking for God.

The tagline for ChristianMingle.com (a dating site) is: “Find God’s Match for You™” (note the trademark). The company acknowledges that tagline has caused controversy, but states “we do believe ChristianMingle is a tool God can and has used to bring people together.”

Is this an uplifting belief? Is this a belief that leads to our enrichment as people, to our betterment? Or is this a belief that is used to achieve a specific result?

Is this belief based on anything other than a desire to want it to be so?

Beware of such beliefs that imply an intimate knowledge of God. Insight into the Almighty is not why we believe. We believe so that we can allow ourselves to imagine a larger purpose to our lives. Yet, we must be humble in our beliefs because we recognize our limitations as human beings.

Beware of all beliefs that imply a knowledge of God, leading to a use of that knowledge to achieve specific results. That is using belief. Be suspicious of such use.

Then continue on your journey, believing your way forward, but remaining humble about the knowledge of where you will be.

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About Anthony Mannucci

A physicist (yours truly) turns his attention to many subjects...

Posted on July 4, 2013, in Culture, Religion. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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