Why is idolatry by far the most frequently discussed sin in the Bible? It is a problem of the heart, the chief object of God's concern since from the heart issues everything. Yet idolatry is also a social problem. This article considers the interplay between our hearts and the situation that surrounds us, and the implications this has for counselling issues.
Purity is a rare word in our sexualized culture. What does it mean to be pure? This article defines true biblical purity and examines the standard for purity. The author then applies the concept of purity to different areas of life through the perspective of Matthew 5:8. Purity is firstly a matter of the heart.