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Entertainment is one way we relax, and the Bible does tell us to rest, in many places, including Exodus 20:8: "Remember the Sabbath." Entertainment can also be a community-building event, although not as much so in the context of "self-entertainment," that you mentioned. I would also say that many things are not purely entertaining, but also educational or ...


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While most entertainment may not glorify God in itself, you can use that entertainment to glorify God. I am reminded a story of someone who had a teenage daughter when 90210 was on. Instead of her watching it on her own or just with her friends, he would watch it with them and interject comments throughout instilling his Christian values. (Apparently he ...


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Short answer: We don't know. Speculation: Yes, Satan saw the Glory of God but not necessarily the face of God. There are two famous verses believed to describe the history of Satan; Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:12-18. Ezekiel described him as a Cherub. Isaiah called him "Morning Star". According to Wikipedia Seraphim are the closest to God and of the ...


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John Piper, the leading proponent of Christian Hedonism, often uses a slogan based on The Westminster Catchecism. He modifies the catcehism's stock answer that the chief end of man "is to glorify God" by restating it as: God is most glorified, when we are most satisfied, in Him Put another way, because God designed us to glorify Him, and because he is ...


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Our knowledge of His manifest glory is incomplete as much as His glory is infinite. So from God's perspective He is not changing. From Our perspective we are becoming one with Him and so it is increasing In 2 Corinthians we read: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to ...


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In the context of the scripture that you have presented it would be good to go to the prior chapter where he refers to the hour that God would glorify his name (Jn. 12:23,28). Particularly in verse 28, “...Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have glorified it and will glorify it again.” It doesn’t suggest that this glory increased, but that it ...


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How Sin and the fall Glorifies God The confirmation of the assumption The reformer that spent the most effort in making his thoughts fully known about this subject is Jonathan Edwards. He wrote two famous books on the topic: DISSERTATION ON THE END FOR WHICH GOD CREATED THE WORLD DISSERTATION CONCERNING THE NATURE OF TRUE VIRTUE Although both of ...



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