Both emotion and reason play important roles in our lives, so much so that anyone who tries to eliminate either of them is working against God’s fundamental design. But while both are important, our God is a God of order and he has framed the world in such a way that emotion and reason each have their proper place. This issue is important because we live in a day and age of constant emotional manipulation. From news, education, and entertainment, to work, relationships, and even Christian worship, it is hard to find a place in our lives where we are not being encouraged to feel strong emotions in an attempt to influence our thinking. But God made the world so that he would be worshiped and as it says in scripture, God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
In this episode, we discuss the relationship between emotion and reason, the roles that each play in our lives, and the place that God has designed for each of them. We talk about how God’s nature and Jesus Christ coming into the world as logos elevates the role of reason and how it requires us to approach God and our worship of him in specific ways. But we also discuss the value and purpose of emotion, and how God uses it to drive us to care for those things that he cares about and so that there is a greater depth to our thoughts and actions. Please join us as we discuss these issues.
Faith vs Reason Episode http://theconqueringtruth.com/2022/01/why-faith-and-reason-cannot-be-separated-ep-55/
Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2022/04/how-to-think-about-your-feelings-ep-66-audio/
00:02:14 Puritans and Emotion
00:05:53 God Approached Through Thought
00:17:42 Purpose of Emotions
00:26:09 Joins People Together
00:39:07 Repentance with Sorrow
00:44:45 Emotional Flattery
00:55:11 Emotion and Men vs Women
00:59:55 Emotions and Music
01:01:21 How To Control Our Emotions?
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson