I broke my promise to god

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  1. Jeffmurry

    Jeffmurry New Member

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    I promised god that if my favourite hockey team made it to the finals that i would not masturbate for 20 days and if i did he could send me to hell. It had been like 2 weeks without masturbating but today the urge was just too strong and i did it and now I'm really scared! What should i do to make up for it? any tips would really help thank you!
     
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    1. I strongly doubt God cares about hockey. I suspect He is paying attention to more important affairs than what team makes it to the finals. But, I could be wrong about that.
    2. I suspect if He has any concern about your behavior, it has nothing to do with whether it was 14 days or 20 days. But, I could be wrong about that.
    3. I suspect He knew before you did that things would work out this way. But, I could be wrong about that.
    4. I suggest you seek forgiveness for breaking your vow, and that you work on refraining from trying to bargain with the Holy One with promises you cannot keep.
    Oh...and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Even if such a blatant troll was not a troll, it's an issue of scrupulosity which is more referable to a psychiatrist than to any brethren in Christ. Hockey team -> masturbation?

    At least we've become illustrious enough to earn our first troll! If you're not a troll, please step forward. :)
     
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    If the age listed is correct, it may not be a troll. Jeff, God understands. At 14 your just beginning to deal with strong sexual urges. It's normal. If God sent is to hell for every promise we didn't keep, we would all be in trouble. He understands.
     
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    Thanks guys! and I am not trolling
     
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    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Then trust in God! Masturbation is a touchy subject... but one thing you have to learn is not to make promises based on trivial things like hockey matches! I'm Canadian too, so I can sympathise with loving hockey... but promising God not to sin if He helps your favourite team win is like trying to hold our Lord hostage! Please don't do that, but love God and trust Him to help you, as He loves you. :)
     
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    Thanks so much for all your help it's really reassuring! :D
     
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    Not here - for a moment I thought we were on the Landover Baptist site..... :)

    In other parts of the world we find it quite amusing when we hear about a world series that only consist of teams from North America. What it really tells us is that maybe there is some truth in the rumour that the world is actually flat..... :)
     
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    I would rather be fooled than let someone with a sincere question get dumped on.
     
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    OP question answered, thread closed.
     
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