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God as a lover

 
 
Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 04:40 am
Is it theologically correct to state that we should love God like the intimate nature of spousal love?
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 05:10 am
@Famudala,
No.
Famudala
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 06:17 am
@hightor,
So more than a mother or father, more than a son or daughter, but not as intimately as a lover?
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Reply Mon 4 Jan, 2021 07:54 am
@Famudala,
I think you can find Christian mystics who embraced Jesus "intimately", being that Jesus is God in the flesh, so to speak. Trying to extend a similar relationship to a supreme being seems problematic as it is seen as non-corporeal. And, even symbolically it seems vaguely incestuous.

Teresa of Avila wrote:
They deceive themselves who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will - with our thoughts, words and actions - to the will of God.
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