The final mathematical method that is used to become one by those who do not dwell in God’s love is: Division. The addition method comes to the number one by joining two incompletes. The subtraction method comes to the number on by joining a lesser to a greater. but the division method comes to the number one by bringing together two equals. The division method teaches that a number divided by an equal number will result in the number one. For instance: 1 : 1 = 1.
Those who believe in the division method do not depend on someone else to feel complete neither do they need someone else to feel powerful and in control. They are very self-reliant and independent people. They are not opposed to marriage but they feel that they can survive and be happy without it. The idea of marriage is appealing to them when it offers a way to be an equal partner in life with someone who has the same economic and educational goals (Some add spiritual goals to the list).
Those who believe in the division method to achieve oneness say things like: I don’t need a man to do anything for me, I believe a woman can do anything a man can do. We don’t have roles in our marriage, my wife is free to do anything she wants to do. Our marriage must not get in the way of either of our career goals.
While the division method may sound more appealing, especially to the younger generations I must hasten to add that the division method cannot achieve the level of oneness and happiness that is achieved by those who dwell in God’s love because it also depends on:
- The wrong source: Humanity.
- The wrong kind of love: Selfish
- The wrong purpose: To feel equal.
Next week I will deal with the mathematical method that is used by those who dwell in God’s love because they believe that God is love. Until then I leave you with this portion of scripture to ponder and pray over:
4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world. 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. I John 4:12-16 (Emphasis supplied).