Ken Wytsma :: Is every pleasure that’s not spiritual a sin?

  • “Wisdom helps us choose pleasures that are edifying. In other words, it builds up community or culture or people,” says Ken Wytsma, Author, Founder of The Justice Conference and Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, OR. Rather than defining sin as a list of rules, we ought to define it more as choices or behavior that rend the fabric of God’s creation and break relationship with Him or with each other. There really are pleasures that seem to be neutral – not sinful, not holy – and we shouldn’t try to come up with a system or list for defining sins. “You want to always maximize the things that are good, that glorify God…and you want to avoid things that rend community, tear at the fabric of relationship and […] would not glorify God.”

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