Feelings Are Only One Aspect of Who We Are


Feelings can be tricky…A person may say, ‘I need to be true to myself by following my feelings’ – and then run off with his secretary.  Such people use their feelings to rationalize immoral behavior. The problem, of course, is that feelings are only one aspect of who we are. The capacity to feel is a God-given gift – but so is the capacity to think, to act in a morally responsible way, to discipline ourselves, and, by God’s grace, to shape our character into something better than it already is. If we follow only our feelings, then we’re being false to all of who we are and what we were designed to be.
-Paul Copan, PH.D.
(Quoted in A Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel, pp 237-238)


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