Love, Loved, Salvation by Works in Dating, Etc.

Someone I know on the Free Believers Network wrote:

“A friend told me that one of the things she’s looking for in a guy is that ‘he must love the Lord.’ Whereas I’m looking for a girl who knows she’s loved by God.”

I struggle both to love the Lord and also to know that I’m loved by God. But I still like this comment because I get sick of reading the same thing over and over again on Christian dating profiles. “Ooooh, I want a man who is on fire for God!” But what do you expect? The dating game is salvation by works: I have to prove my worth to somebody else. How much grace is truly in it?

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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