You asked why do people keep trusting in the unbiblical idea of God providing a soul-mate after 25 years or more of seeing no results in their lives. I think I can answer you.
Consider a teaching like divine healing, which is spiritual and biblical (Matt 10:8, Mark 16:17-18, John 14:12, James 5:14-15), but so many American churches harbor quarrels and division, backbiting and gossip, anger and unforgiveness, and yes…sexual immorality. These keep our spiritual walk far away from God, then we wonder where His miracle power went. In this climate people are encouraged to pray for divine healing from chronic conditions, diabetes, CP, HIV, cancer…but see no change for years, decades. They’re not wrong to pray and believe, but overlooking the spiritual obstacles leads to a broken way of thinking, that God often takes most of a lifetime to answer a prayer. (They justify this using the birth of Isaac as an example, forgetting Luke 18:8.)
Now a prominent teacher may come along with the “pray to receive your soul-mate” idea, and Christians are already conditioned to think in terms of “however long it takes”, and the two ideas fit one within the other perfectly, so why would anyone think it’s wrong? “Just keep praying and believing for another year!” You can put kitty litter into a cereal box, and there will be people who will swallow it.
What’s the remedy? In the face of opposition, teach the tough truth of the Bible, all of us. People may not universally celebrate this, but I look to Matt. 5:19.
Thanks for another great show.
Please keep ‘preaching it’ – The truth WILL set you free. I am really enjoying your show, I just wish there were more youtube videos of your Sunday sermons, my husband and I enjoyed the ones you uploaded from last year but we would really love to see more.
Thanks for a wonderful show ! keep putting the truth out there.
Warm regards from South Africa
Mark:”She get all dolled up and pretty and puttin’….BAIT ON A HOOK!”
Diane: “How have women lost the art of that I would like to know?”
Folks have forgotten the basics on seeking and being found. I am amused by what a Disney villain once said at the beginning of the Disney Renaissance: “You’ll have your looks, your pretty face. And don’t underestimate the importance of body language!”