Becoming a Christian means giving up bodily pleasures for spiritual pleasures, right?


In fact, according to Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon “The Pleasantness of Religion,” Christianity increases pleasure through our bodily senses. He explains how in the following eight ways.

1. By encouraging gratification of our senses

2. By instilling moderation

3. By adding peace to the pleasure

4. By assurance of safety

5. By seeing the love of God behind them

6. By using gifts to love God more

7. By increasing love to our neighbors

8. By removing the shadow of sin

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