Hummm.. Christ who loves the soul should give (feed) the carnal mind what it asks for? I have to confess that’s an interesting perspective that I fail to see sound reasoning.
Originally Posted by CowboyX
So Christ's teachings, according to you, should give the cocaine user who has run out of cocaine but is asking for coc because he can’t afford it, more coc to feed his habit and make him happy.
Or the porn addict who is depressed and lost because he can’t find new porn and is asking for more porn so he can be happy, Christ should give him more porn.
Or the junk food addict who is very obese and is asking for junk food because he can’t buy it any more, Christ should give the obese person more junk food.
Or the alcoholic who is down and out and asking for help to buy more alcohol so he won’t be so down and out, Christ should give the poor soul more alcohol and buy him a case a beer.
With this reasoning Christ would have told the adulterous women, who was seeking help and shelter from being stoned to death for her habits and lifestyle:
“It’s fine, it’s OK, if you want to continue your adulators lifestyle and be a prostitute and have sex with everyone in Jerusalem, no worries. If you are asking for my blessing for your lifestyle, you’ve got it. I might advise you, however, to get a body guard, your life is in danger because you are not living in an era of human rights. Now, as for all these very angry men who are standing in front of you and me at this moment, who are about to stone you to death, go ahead and make a run for it, I’ll try to distract them and give you cover. Oh ... and before you run off, let's meet later for lunch"
BTW, that’s not what the passage teaches. John 8.
Maybe this teaching can help balance out your reasoning, because I don’t understand your reasoning.
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us." 1 John 5:14
"Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." James 4:3