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Pastor's Corner; Rev. Mark Squire

Could it be that God doesn't want you to be happy?


Last updated 2/5/2014 at 6:28pm

Wait. What? God Doesn’t want me to be happy?!?!

Okay, perhaps that was a bit of an overstatement. Allow me to explain.

Three ideas dwell at the forefront of our cultural psyche. What are they? Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Happiness. They are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, said to be "self-evident" rights "endowed by the Creator." Not only are these ideas foundational to the American way of thinking, but they are oftentimes assumed in popular American Christianity.

Whole books could be written about any one of the three, but let's focus our short time on the pursuit o...

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