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7 November 2010

Gluttony Essay

The writer of the Gluttony Article is a man named Aaron Householder. Aaron is the pastor at Southview Baptist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. He wrote this article in November 2010 for HOMELIFE magazine. In this article Aaron is talking to everyone who is a glutton. He is telling us that gluttony is a sin. We may not realize it but we always want more and more and don't think we have enough. We want more and don't care whom we hurt to get it. He seems concerned or sad because so many people are glutton, but in the end he seems hopeful that we can change if we go to Jesus Christ. He organizes his article by using four paragraphs and 5 bullet points.

When Householder wrote this article his main point of the article is gluttony is the sin of not enough and too much.

Gluttony has physical and spiritual problems. Gluttony destroys our relationship with God, "For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things." (Philippians 3:18-19). We don't want to talk about our gluttony issues. We don't want to face the facts that we have our problems. We tell ourselves that we don't have problems so that we can keep doing it without guilt. "Gluttony runs after anything and everything to cure our spiritual nature." (Fredrick Buechner). You can't ignore our gluttonous attitudes because it sets us as the enemies of God. Aaron gives us these five points: one, we need to set our minds to the spiritual desires and not worldly ones. Two, we need to know...