1.3 The Tendency of Art for Good and Evil

1.3 The Tendency of Art for Good or Evil By Jonathan Martinovici Copyright © Jonathan Martinovici 2018 In the preceding session, I made the two following points, among others: Art should not make what pleases God seem displeasing. Art should not make what displeases God seem pleasing. Without dwelling much on either of these points,…

1.2A Pleasure and Displeasure, and Art

1.2A Pleasure and Displeasure, and Art By Jonathan Martinovici Copyright © Jonathan Martinovici 2018 Purpose of today’s session: To apply some of what was said in the previous session to the arts with greater clarity. Art can legitimately express our pleasure at what pleases God. Art can legitimately express our displeasure at what displeases God.…

1.1A Good and Evil, and Art

1.1A Good and Evil, and Art By Jonathan Martinovici Copyright © Jonathan Martinovici 2018 At the end of the last session, I produced the following table listing how God’s word speaks about Good: Good is: Therefore, Good Art will: fundamentally, God’s character and nature conform to God’s character and nature what pleases God please God…

1.2 Pleasure and Displeasure, and Art

1.2 Pleasure and Displeasure, and Art By Jonathan Martinovici In the previous session, we observed that God has pleasure and displeasure – they are aspects of God’s character and nature. Since they are aspects of God’s character, they are both good – both His pleasure and displeasure – because there is no darkness in Him…

1.1 Good and Evil, and Art

1.1 Good and Evil, and Art Copyright © Jonathan Martinovici 2018 In order to know which ways of using art are good or evil in the light of God’s word, the Bible, we need to look at how God’s word defines good and evil, and how the Bible speaks of good and evil. Below are…