A Winnowing

A Winnowing

by Roger LeBland, Hugh Benson
     
 
In 1st Corinthians 7: 26-29 we read,

26: "I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity, that it is good for a man so to be."

27: "Art thou bound to a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife."

28: "But if thou take a wife, thou hast not sinned. And if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned:

Overview

In 1st Corinthians 7: 26-29 we read,

26: "I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity, that it is good for a man so to be."

27: "Art thou bound to a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife."

28: "But if thou take a wife, thou hast not sinned. And if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned: nevertheless, such shall have tribulation of the flesh. But I spare you."

29: "This therefore I say, brethren; the time is short; it remaineth, that they also who have wives, be as if they had none."

In this book a young Catholic land-owner has a near death experience and proposes to become a monk and suggests that his wife enter a convent.

Is the near-death experience which resulted in the desire for a man to become a monk and request that his wife enter the convent related to this Scriptural passage in any way, particularly vs. 29?

Could a near-death experience result in a desire to live as one will live in eternity, even though still married in this life? Does this not call to mind the purpose of marriage is a path to sanctification?

Christ told us those who are married in this life they will no longer married in the next life, for there is no marriage in the next life.

What was it this young man experienced that would turn his eyes towards heaven this way. What does it mean for sanctification regarding a chosen state of life? How is a lady to react to such trying circumstances?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012062208
Publisher:
Roger LeBlanc
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
File size:
165 KB

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