The Sensuous Christian
I have often been tempted to write a book by the title The Sensuous Christian.
The Sensuous Woman, The Sensuous, Man, The Sensuous Couple, The Sensuous
Divorcee, ad nauseam, all have become best sellers. Why not The Sensuaous
Christian? What is a sensuous Christian? One dictionary defines sensuous as,
"pertaining to the senses or sensible objects: highly susceptible to influence
through the senses." The sensuous Christian is one who lives by his feelings
rather than through his understanding of the Word of God. The sensuous Christian
cannot be moved to service, prayer or study unless he "feels like it." His
christian life is only as effective as the intensity of present feelings. When
he experiences spiritual euphoria, he is a whirlwind of Godly activity; when he
is depressed, he is a spiritual incompotent. He constantly seeks new and fresh
spiritual experiences and uses them to determine the Word of God. His "inner
feelings" become the ultimate test of truth. The sensuous Christian doesn't need
to study the Word of God because he already knows the will of God by his
feelings. He doesn't want to know God; he wants to experience him. The sensuous
Christian equates "childlike faith" with ignorance. He thinks that when the
Bible calls us to childlike faith it means a faith without content, a faith
without understanding. He doesn't know that the Bible says, "In evil be babes,
but in your thinking be mature" (1Cor 14:20). He doesn't realize that Paul tells
us again and again, "My beloved brethren, I would not have you ignorant" (see,
for example, Rom 11:25).
Couldn't agree more.
In Christ alone,