11 Things to Teach Your Son Before He Heads Off to College

Much to my surprise, I have found dropping off (“turning loose” may be a better term) a young man on a university campus to be a much more sobering experience then dropping off a young woman.

The first two times I loaded the Suburban and headed to college towns it was to drop off my oldest daughters, which, as you can imagine, has its own set of concerns. When I dropped off Ally and Kirby, they were ready to meet, enjoy, and integrate into their college campuses with their eyes wide open and their hearts cemented to the idea that whatever college was about, it was more than just themselves.

My girls and I had long ago shared all the necessary conversations about the duties and dangers of being a young woman in a university setting. Though it is never easy to leave any child you have invested in and enjoyed daily for eighteen years in a strange land to care for themselves, I knew it was time and we were all sad, excited, and ready.

Fast-forward a few years and all of a sudden my wife and I were about to make our way to Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks (the boy had said “no” to the Ivy League option) to drop off our firstborn son. As the day neared, and much to my surprise, I had a growing and much different sense of responsibility in sending off a young man to college then I did a young woman. I knew college meant my son, like my daughters before him, would have a new and greater freedom to live and lead his life as he wanted, AND I knew that there were dads, just like me years earlier, who were dropping off their freshman daughters where they would either be blessed or burdened by the young men around them.

One might think that dropping off a girl and leaving her alone around a bunch of newly unleashed young “men” with unlimited freedom and limited maturity was the more daunting task, but such was not the case for me. Without going into too much detail, suffice it to say that I found it more sobering to turn loose a potential predator then I did potential prey.

What you have below is a summary of the last hours of conversation this father had with his son as he dropped him off to prayerfully be faithful in “Fayetteville and forever.” I pray daily that these truths would be embedded in his heart for more than just the four years of college, and you can be certain that I am praying now that they will be in some way useful to you as you seek to be faithful yourself and with any men you are charged with shaping. Fayetteville is not the only place that needs faithful men…right where you are does too.

So to my son Cooper (and later Cade and Camp) and to you today, I say…

It’s all about Jesus.

  • College is not a time to taste the world. It’s a time to increase your appetite for God’s Word.
  • First, believe that college is not a time to sow your wild oats. It is a time to show your world Whose you are.
  • John 1:1-4Colossians 1:15-171 Corinthians 6:19-20

Jesus is all about bringing you to the Father, and the Father is all about restoring His glory in you.

If you know the Father and the Son and yield to the Holy Spirit, you will love and serve others.

 You can’t love and serve others if you don’t lead and feed yourself.

How you start each day, each week, and each semester determines more than you can imagine.

Who you choose to run with and live life with is how you will choose to run and live.

Who you are when you’re alone is alone who you are.

Women are not play toys. They are God’s daughters. Honor them. Protect them. Serve them.

  • Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
  • Wait to taste the lips of a woman. Don’t waste yourself on lust.
  • Consult your dad on all dates and consider every time you are alone with a woman a date.
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Proverbs 31:30Proverbs 22:31 Timothy 5:2

Do not choose your friends or your future career by how much fame or finances they offer.

 Be wise. Be humble. Be fun. Beware of the lie that those three are mutually exclusive.

  • You have a powerful enemy who wants you to be foolish, be prideful, and believe that faithfulness to the Father is a fast track to futility. He is a liar.
  • John 8:44Proverbs 13:13-15Psalm 16:11

Be ready. Be bold. Be kind. Be faithful.

If you’re dropping off your own son at college (or know that you will be in a few short years), now is the time to teach him these things. And if you are the newly-minted freshman yourself, commit to building your adult life on these life-giving truths.

Should We Sing Worship Songs by Bethel?

Over the last months we have received more than a few questions asking how we are thinking about the use of Bethel songs in our worship services in light of increasing and appropriate concern over Bethel’s theology, practices, leadership, and teachings.

These questions are deeply encouraging. It’s signal that many in our body are living out the exhortation in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 to“examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.”

To begin the conversation, let’s acknowledge that for generations, Christ-followers have sung hymns that are grounded in solid, biblical truth, yet have been composed by authors who have held errant views in other writings and/or have fallen away from the faith. Some famous examples include:

  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, penned by reformer Martin Luther, who not only wrote Ninety-Five Theses, which rightly protested corruption in the Catholic Church and set off the Protestant Reformation, but also troublesomely wrote The Jews and Their Lies and On the Ineffable Name– works that are rooted in hostility and unsupportable viewpoints toward God’s chosen people. 
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, written in 1757 by Methodist preacher Robert Robinson, who later fulfilled the “prone to wander” lyric by drifting away from the faith. 
  • It Is Well With My Soul, by Horatio Gates Spafford, who wrote the lyrics after losing his four children in the sinking of the SS Ville du Havre in November 1873. While his most famous work is an anthem to the truth of God’s sovereignty, his teachings on eternal punishment and the Holy Spirit were at best ill-informed, and at worst clearly heretical.

Should songs strongly proclaiming the truth of God’s Word no longer be used by churches in light of other errant beliefs or practices by the authors or their associated churches?

Here are four questions to ask when assessing whether a song, book, or any form of communication is biblical. 

4 Questions We Use When Evaluating Media:

  • Are you examining everything you consume (sermons, books, music, movies) through the lens of God’s Word? It is important that all believers are equipped with Scripture so that they may accurately discern (1 John 4:1-3) whether a sermon, song, book, website, or other media is in alignment with Scripture and of the Spirit. Every believer should be equipped individually to discern truth from error and live in fellowship with mature believers who hold them accountable in their discerning (Proverbs 15:22). Bring your community, along with your Bible, into your listening and reading habits in your efforts toward “rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) and guarding your heart from error. Just because something feels right doesn’t mean it stands the test of the light of God’s Word.
  • Does the song stand on its own, proclaiming the truth of God’s Word without explanation? Every song the Church sings should be grounded in Scripture and sound doctrine and be helpful for the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:29). If it doesn’t make much of Jesus, it’s not worth making much of in His Church. Right worship is a form of equipping, and if the song is leading the saints to ideas that are unbiblical, then those songs are not to be welcomed in the assembly of God’s people. Every song that is sung is the responsibility of the shepherds, and shepherds are to be on guard so that “savage wolves” (Acts 20:28) with snappy melodies don’t come in among the flock. 

Over the years at Watermark, we have examined many songs for clarity – from Away in a Manger to Reckless Love. We constantly ask ourselves questions like, “is it accurate to describe God’s love as ‘overwhelming, never-ending, and reckless,”’ as Reckless Love says in its chorus?[1]It is the responsibility of the spiritual leaders in every local church to make these calls. It is not an overstatement to say that the protection of their people (Acts 20:28-30) and their own future judgment (Hebrews 13:17) depend on it.

  • Is it possible to separate the truth being sung from the error of its associations? The Church is never in more danger than when a false teacher (any evil-doer disguised as an “angel of light,” 2 Corinthians 11:14) is proclaiming the truth. (See also Paul and Silas’ response to the slave girl who had a spirit of divination in Acts 16:16-18.) In addition to false teachers, we must also be aware of the danger of directing others toward ministries of even well-meaning individuals who are consistently associated with false or errant theology and practices. The leadership of Bethel and the teachings and practices embraced by its members, students, and ministry partners would, at a minimum, fall into this category. It must be acknowledged that singing and advancing songs, even though they are theologically accurate, could make others open to additional messages and ideas that are errant in practice and theology. Historically, there is at least one significant example of music and lyrics being a means through which heresy was propagated in the life and practice of Arius.[2]Arius was a third- and fourth-century “church leader” who also happened to be a capable songwriter who happened to also deny Christ’s deity and wrongly assert that Jesus was not eternal, but rather a finite, created being with “some” divine attributes. The popularity of his melodies and songs led to the rapid spread of his heretical ideas. We would do well to acknowledge that a well-written song can quickly lead others to a truth-forsaken place. While it is unlikely that many people will dig up Horatio Spafford sermons if you sing It Is Well today, there undoubtedly will be many people who want to know more of Bethel’s “supernatural school of ministry” because of the excellence around their music. 
  • Would using the song cause us to actively support an errant ministry? Finally, and in my opinion the one that is the most unavoidable in its implication, it has to be acknowledged that using songs from these ministries and artists creates funding which flows to and helps support and sustain them. So, even if we protect our flock from future influence, at some level we unavoidably are strengthening a troublesome one. Weighing the cost-benefit of this truth is a daily conversation. 

Our team examines the content and implications of every song we sing – whether those songs come from our own artists at Watermark, Bethel Music, Hillsong, Passion, or any other collective community or individual artist. While there have been many songs that we have chosen not to sing because we did not believe the content to be theologically accurate or glorifying to God, we have not as of today chosen to commit to never sing songs written or produced by churches we would not want to see others discipled by. We daily stay vigilant so that everything we put before Jesus’ Church will ensure that “we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Ephesians 4:14) while constantly reminding ourselves and others that catchy tunes can cause a lot of trouble. We continue to listen with care and lead with humble, godly conviction. We don’t ever sing a song just because people love it; we sing it because it is true and we believe it will grow you in your faith and love of God and the truth that will set you free.  


[1]Many have asked if it is appropriate to call God’s love reckless while He is also sovereign. While it is right to praise God’s power and sovereignty, it is also right that when a believer considers God giving His only Son so that sinful people could be reconciled with Him, the response might be: “What kind of reckless love is that?” Well, it’s the kind of reckless love that ought to wreck our hearts and make us want more of Jesus.

[2]This gave birth to the term “snarianism.”

How Do I Become a Christian?

How Do I Become a Christian? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Shownotes:

Principles:

1. Christianity is not a propositional statement that you agree with. It is a personal relationship you enter into.

2. Many people miss heaven by the 18 inches between the head and the heart.

3. There must be a moment in which we personally embrace and trust in the provision of Jesus’ death on the cross for us.

4. The person who says Jesus is the Good Shepherd begins to follow Him.

5. Jesus did not die for 70 or 80 percent of our sins so that we might try to complete His finished work.

6. Christ alone is the means for salvation. You become more Christ-like by abiding with Him and yielding to His Spirit.

Scripture:

“…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;…” Romans 10:9

“…for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:10

“The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that
no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,…” Romans 5:1

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment,
but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24

“…and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” 1 Corinthians 15:4

“…who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ
our Lord,…” Romans 1:4

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

“We are saved by grace through faith alone, but the faith which saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther

“Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.” James 2:17

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

“Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance,…” Luke 3:6

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6

Additional Resources:
How Do I Know If I Am Saved?

Can I Lose My Salvation?

What Is A Fully Devoted Follower of Christ?

Diagnostic Question #1:
“Are you at a point in your spiritual life that if you were to die today you know you would go to heaven?”

Diagnostic Question #2:
“On a scale of 1 to 10 how sure are you?”

Are You “Just” Spending Time In The Word, Or Is The Word Spending Time In You?

The following clip is from the message “The Secret Place as the Secret to Christlikeness.” You can check out the entire series here.

“You can’t do it if you don’t know whats in it. But not reading it is not even as a big of problem as reading it and not doing anything with it.” – Todd Wagner

Why Am I Still Single? 7 Things To Consider If You’re Single And Don’t Want To Be.

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To: Todd Wagner (pastoraloffice@watermark.org)

From: xxxxx

I have question that I’ve been pondering and praying about for a long while now and wanted to know what your views and interpretations of the Bible concerning singleness are?

More specifically, I am a 36 year old single woman who desperately wants to have a life partner in a deeply devoted Christian husband and of course children. I’ve always wanted a big family as I’m an only child to older parents and have a very small family. I always pictured myself getting married and having children, but I question if it’s in the cards for me.

Now, I know that Paul had written about marriage and staying single if it’s at all possible in I Corinthians 7 and I do realize that as a single, I’m able to do many of the things that married people cannot. I have the capacity to put more of myself into service for the Lord, get closer to Him and that my ministry can be much more than if I had a husband and kids.

My question is this: If God has a plan for me NOT to get married, wouldn’t I be wired by Him in a way that being single doesn’t bother me? I heard it preached at my former church singles group that for a very few people…those not meant to be married, that God would instill in them the capacity to not be concerned with whether or not they will get married…that they wouldn’t long for it like most of the population does. Do you think that is true? Is it true that if I weren’t meant to be married that God would sustain me and that I would have a peace about it?

I ask because I don’t have a peace about it. I’m also no spring chicken and wrestling with this matter a lot. On top of it all, I don’t think I’ve ever had past a 2nd date with a man. Am I meant to live my life single? Is this addressed in anymore detail within the Bible?

Your feedback concerning this matter would be greatly appreciated. I’m striving to get into the Word, to sit at the feet of Jesus and I know that He’s truly all that I need, but the want for a family can’t be shaken.

Thank you in advance for your counsel,

xxxxx

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From: Todd Wagner

To: xxxxx

XXXXX,

So encouraging to read your email and see you seeking understanding in this as we should in all things. I am sure you have already asked your community group their thoughts and what the Lord has already said to us about these things in His word. (if not I would beg you to stop reading here….see what y’all can come up with on your own and then take a peek at some of my thoughts.

Here are a couple of biblical truths I would share with you on this topic and additionally would love for y’all to meet with Cynthia Culver and let her share with you her own reflection on God’s word related to your question.

5 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GODLY WOMAN, AND 43 VERSES TO HELP YOU BECOME ONE.

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In a previous post we mentioned that one of the questions that’s often asked around here is “How to be a Godly man?” and today we wanted to write a post answering another question we often hear; “How do a become a Godly Woman?” Below you’ll find five characteristics of a Godly woman with verses that go along with them. We’ve also created a handout that can be downloaded, printed, and shared as well.

We hope these characteristics, and accompanying verses, help spur you on to be the kind of woman that God created you to be!

1. SEEK GOD FIRST: Reject the lie that anything or anyone else can satisfy you.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:33-34

Other Scripture:

1 Chronicles 16:8-12, Psalm 9:10, Psalm 27:1-5, Psalm 34:10-14, Psalm 40:16,Jeremiah 29:11-13, Zephaniah 2:3, Matthew 6:25-34

2.  SPEAK FAITHFULLY: Love others with godly wisdom, boldness, and kindness as a faithful completer of others.

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18

Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy. – Proverbs 27:5-6

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. – Proverbs 31:8-9

She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. –Proverbs 31:26

Other Scripture:

Psalms 19:14, Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 13:3, Proverbs 16:13, Proverbs 20:15,Proverbs 24:26

3. SHOW TRUE BEAUTY: Bodies deteriorate, persons develop. Invest in that which lasts.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. – Proverbs 31:30

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. – 1 Timothy 2:9-10

Other Scripture:

1 Samuel 16:7, Proverbs 11:22,1 Peter 3:3-5

4. STAY HUMBLE: Be constantly aware of ‘pride and selfishness. Don’t think less of yourself but think of yourself less.

“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These arc the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” – Isaiah 66:2

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 2:3-5

Other Scripture:

Psalm 141:5, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 12:1, Micah 6:8, John 15:5, 1 Peter 3:8-9,1 Peter 5:5-7

5. SERVE THE LORD: Set your mind on eternal things, serve the eternal King, live to please only Him.

“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” – John 12:25-26

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. – Galatians 1:10

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. –Colossians 3:23

Other Scripture:

Psalm 16:11, Psalm 84:10-12, Mark 10:42-45,2 Corinthians 5:10, Philippians 1:21,Hebrews 6:10,1 Peter 2:21-23

How are you doing on these characteristics? Leave a comment below and let us know how we can pray for you!

Is It Wrong For A Christian To Do Yoga?

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Yoga? “Holy Stretching” or Something More?

To: PastoralOffice@watermark.org

From: xxx

Subject: Yoga

Hello all,

I am looking for some  clarity on the subject of Yoga. I am a member at Watermark (about 3 years now) and have been practicing Yoga for about a year. I have really grown to love it physically and mentally. I practice Vinyasa which is a flow type of yoga that is more physically than mentally focused, but I have appreciated the mental aspect because I have used my time in yoga to meditate on the word, and to pray.

I recently have experienced a big life change  and have been looking for something I can do part-time while raising my kids. When I started looking into teaching yoga, I realized how much controversy there is about it among Christian circles. From the research I have done, it is my understanding that yoga is a spiritual method, not a religion in itself. It actually pre-dates Hinduism and Buddhism, and although used in both religions, is not synonymous with either religion. Therefore, I have concluded that as long as my personal practice is for the purpose of giving glory to the Lord, prayer, and meditation on scripture, I don’t see a problem with my personal practice.

My concern is that because there is so much controversy over yoga, I may be teaching something that appears to conflict Biblically, or unknowingly encouraging others toward the type of new-agey, hindu spirituality that often accompanies some types of yoga. Many people believe yoga to be synonymous with the other religions it is used in. Even though I believe historically, it is not, I want to be careful here. I think of Paul talking about food sacrificed to idols. Yes, of course it is ok for us to eat it, but we may not want to if there are those who believe it is bad. This is all very confusing for me!

I have included some articles that have been influential for me. I would love to gain some more clarity and insight into this before I start my certification in September. Before I make such a big career/financial decision, I would love any and all thoughts from the spiritual leaders and community in my life! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/whole-life/features/23243-is-it-okay-for-christians-to-do-yoga

http://pastormark.tv/2011/11/02/christian-yoga-its-a-stretch 

http://christianspracticingyoga.com/

– xxx 

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XXXX-

I love your questions and the way you have sought to honor the Lord and each other in the way you’ve processed through this.

For starters, here is a quick and I think well-informed response… http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-yoga.html . Gotquestions.org is always a fantastic first stop when trying to get a hold of a biblical response to thousands of questions.

For me, actually participating in yoga would be a Romans 14 issue. Which is to say: if someone enjoys the physical activity and is convinced they are not compromising the principle of 1 Corinthians 10:31 and they are personally able to say what Romans 14:22-23, 1 Corinthians 4:2-4 admonishes us to be always able to say and they are not violating 2 Cor 6:3, then they should have at it!  Of course they need to be aware that they are potentially confusing others with their participation so there is a need to be clear how their choices is going to effect others. (1 Peter 2:12, 3:15-16).  This won’t be easy, especially in a large or very public class.  If they are in a class with nonbelievers, as they undoubtedly will be, they need to be intentional with them and prayerfully look for opportunities to be sharing the truth of and hope of Christ with them and clear about what they are doing in a “yoga” class.

My guess is that for WAY too many “believers”, doing yoga (and probably most everything else) is something they do without thought or conviction and certainly without either intentionality or a burden of responsibility for those around them. This kind of “unintentional living” is a bigger problem then yoga itself. If they work on 1 Corinthians 10:31 and see EVERYTHING they do as part of their walk with Christ and live their life according to the purpose of Colossians 1:28-29, then they are going to be okay around a yoga class… whether it is a “Christianized” version or not.

Of course there are some classes that are led by individuals who are using yoga as a means to push people toward more than physical exercise and the promise of something redemptive other than Christ, and those classes are problematic. But how great it would be if more believers were in exercise classes, developing loving relationships with non-believers, meditating on Scripture and sharing their faith and explaining the failed hope of becoming one with a perverted and wanting idea of “god”.  I am familiar with Eliot Miller’s writing on the topic… specifically the point that the “eight limbs” of yoga are embraced by (and even find their origins in) Eastern religions as a means toward a “salvific” or religious experience. I know only two of the “limbs” are purely physical aspects (posture, breathing). Obviously, “working the core” and breathing correctly while you do it is not a problem. But why you do, or why others are doing it could well be. I would tell you to be honest about the yoga class you are in, and be wary of supporting it or endorsing it by your presence).

Two last comments on this.

1) If you are leading it, consider calling what you are doing something other than “yoga” (because it is) and work the core of your body. Don’t try to redefine “yoga”, as that may be difficult. Instead focus on the benefit of working out the body that is the temple of the Holy Spirit without confusing it by calling it something that clearly has its roots in pagan religion. Exercise is NOT the problem. YOGA as traditionally defined, developed and deployed may well be. Lose the confusion by losing the name. “Holy Yoga” may be tough to pull off (just like “holy adultery” or “holy voodoo” is), but holy living/exercise should not be. Take away the confusion and keep the core in shape.

2) If we as believers are being honest, more of us probably struggle with the idolatry of body image and yoyo dieting than we do the idolatry of Buddha, meditation and yoga. As leaders of anything we should call others to focus on the “why” as much as the “what”, and we always need to make sure that the “what” isn’t something the scriptures tell us is a “don’t”. (Sex with someone who isn’t our covenant spouse is again a good example – that is a “what” we are can’t ever sanctify no matter what we call it. See 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7.)

Exercise, and using posture and breathing correctly when we do it to maximize its benefit can clearly be redeemed, but exercise itself for the sake of self-glory and beauty cannot (again, 1 Corinthians 10:31). Anything for self-glory, no matter what we call it, is sin and a distraction that will lead to disappointment. Whenever we exercise our physical temple we should double down on improving the spiritual person. (1 Timothy 4:7-8 is clear on this). More believers are lazy about worshipping self (the most common form of paganism) than have ever fallen into Hinduism/Buddhism because of yoga. Call it cross-fit or yoga. If it’s not done for the glory of God it is sin.

Again, greatly encouraged by you ladies’ desire to wrestle with the tough questions and honor the Lord with your temples. May all of us who profess to follow Christ be diligent to live intentionally and make the most of the short time God’s gifted us with! (Ephesians 5:16)

Encouraged by your faithfulness,

Todd

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What are your thoughts on Christians taking part / teaching Yoga? Leave a comment below and chime in.