Christian Hedonism (Ecclesiastes 9:7–10)

God filled this world with many pleasures; it is your religious duty to enjoy them. Now, I suppose that such an idea strikes some of you as slightly off kilter, as the kind of thing a Christian ought not to say. In 1 John 2:16 we read, “For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.” Aren’t we supposed to avoid worldly pleasures? Yes and no. Yes, we ought to avoid pleasures that cause us to love anything more … Continue reading Christian Hedonism (Ecclesiastes 9:7–10)