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Which relationship with God is more fulfilling, emotional or intellectual? When you ask a pastor or Christian friend for advice about a problem, would you rather receive a Scripture reference/quote or a life example?

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 ---Geraldine on 6/19/13
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Hello,Sis.Geraldine myself - would be nice if they start by give me the word of God! then give opinion,advice sure
I will listen.Many often start with give a prayer which is lovely, makes it even better! Thankyou love of Jesus!
1Tim.4:9,2Tim.4:2,Gal.6:1-2.Gal.5:22.
---lidia4796 on 7/19/13


use your intellect

Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.




Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
---francis on 7/3/13


I did this one before, but, I do it again! To the top of the question, I would have to say both. Intellectual, is a bit more work.
---Catherine on 7/1/13


Which relationship with God is more fulfilling, emotional or intellectual?
---Geraldine on 6/19/13

intellectual

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
---francis on 7/1/13


amen seg. there is no need to be intellectual to a personal Savior. It don't take smarts to become a born again believer. I know a fella who has downs syndrome and he is the happiest Christian I have ever met. He knows how to praise God but he don't know how to read.
---shira4368 on 6/29/13




"Which relationship with God is more fulfilling, emotional or intellectual?"
For me, I would think that the intellectual relationship is more fulfilling. I included the words "I would think" simply because I have yet to experience an emotional one.
"When you ask a pastor or Christian friend for advice about a problem, would you rather receive a Scripture reference/quote or a life example?" Both. With the Scriptural reference expounded upon with a relatable life example. However, If I had to choose between the two, I would choose the expounded upon Scriptural reference. I am sure if I understand the reference properly, applying my own life example would be relatively easy.
---joseph on 6/29/13


Christan, it seems odd that you are quoting from Ecclesiastes 1:2,14 and James 14-17.

If I am not mistaken, are you not one of the ones claiming you are one of the elect?

If you are not, forgive me.
If you are, you should study these passages instead of quoting them.
---Nikki on 6/26/13


That's a good question! You learn much more about God by experiences than you do in reading Scriptures.
---Catherine on 6/25/13


//A helpful example is Char. Who does a wonderful love of words work, translating the ancient languages from the current usage. Bringing a more full meaning to the word meal.//

true dat.

scripture does not matter if you do not feed the masses.
---aka on 6/20/13


The other night when I laid my head on my pillow, I started thinking about when I was a boy. How I would laid my head on my father's chest. This is about as intellectual as I want to be with God.
I just don't see anything more intellectual then that.

Mat 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Just imagine having a father like this.
Now try to imagine everyone having a father like this.
Peace all!
---TheSeg on 6/21/13




Actually, Scripture doesn't deal with this issue at all.
---Cluny on 6/19/13

Liked Cluny's train, but Job comes to mind. He sifted his intellectual friends advice.
Personally would rather get scriptures, along with the persons understanding input of multiple witnessing scriptures.
A helpful example is Char. Who does a wonderful love of words work, translating the ancient languages from the current usage. Bringing a more full meaning to the word meal.
Job_42:7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
---Trav on 6/20/13


"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit." Ecclesiastes 1:2,14

"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." James 14-17
---christan on 6/19/13


For me, I rather have an intellectual relationship with God.
To know more of God makes me have an emotional love of him.
I rather have a Scripture reference from a Priest.
A quote from Saint is also good.
---Nikki on 6/20/13


Emotional has to do with our motives . . . of our heart . . . what and how we love . . . I would say (c: -

"WHO we love!"

But intellectual has to do with how we understand this. So . . . emotional of love would be more important, I consider, if it is rooted in love in the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).

For a problem, you need scripture which is profitable for "every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17). And we need example people > "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3) > so that we have whole example of maturity, not only an example for dealing with one problem (c: We need mature people who share their whole lives with us.
---willie_c: on 6/20/13


Interesting question. What has helped me is both at the same time. My mentor has given me precious scripture, and then shown me how God has used that verse in her life. Now, I do the same. God's Word is Truth, and my life is His.
---Grandma on 6/20/13


Very helpful Cluny, thanks.
---Geraldine on 6/19/13


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it largely depends on the person in question obviously some people require more emotional reinforcement these then would need intellectual Fulfillment less.

Thankfully God cuts no corners and does everything to the fullest!
---Pharisee on 6/19/13


Actually, Scripture doesn't deal with this issue at all.

However, the Four Spiritual Laws pamphlet had a picture of a train. The engine is labelled FAITH, the fuel is FACTS (or maybe the other way around). But the caboose was called FEELINGS.

I know that Jesus promised us our joy would be full--but joy is more than an emotion. He also commanded us to love God with all our heart (emotions), mind (intellect), and other faculties.

I believe that God wants to fulfill us in all ways, and the World to Come will be more and more perfectly fulfilling.

This may not be the answer you want, but it's the best I can give.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/19/13


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