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St. Augustine

Proverb warns us repeatedly that when we ignore God’s promise to fully satisfy our sexual desires through a loving, life-long and faithful relationship with the person to whom we are married, we will end up elevating the world’s promise of sensual satisfaction to god-like status—at our own peril. You see, money, power, fame, relationships, possessions and sex—especially sex—are what C.S. Lewis referred to as the “sweet poison of the false infinite.” These are what we might call substitute sacreds—the surrogates we desperately use to fill the emptiness of our dissatisfied lives. In reality, however, no substitute sacred ever fulfills what it so brazenly promises. Only the one true Sacred can do that!

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Read I Corinthians “Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.” (I Corinthians 1:21) Food For Thought… God, the creator of all that is, is knowable. He has made […]

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Read Romans 14 “The Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or what we drink, but of living a life of goodness, and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17) Food For Thought… So much of what Christians get uptight about, particularly as it […]

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Read Romans 6 “Use your every part of your body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.” (Romans 6:13) Food For Thought… A six-year-old little girl burst through the door one afternoon, excited to tell her mother what she had learned in school that […]

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