Emotions: Sinful or Sanctified by Cheryl Bell

ACBC Truth in Love


As God uses trials to expose our sinful emotions—such as anger, fear, and depression—we have the privilege of seeing our hearts as He sees them. This is an act of kindness on His part, for once we see the sin and take responsibility for it, we can put off sinful emotions through confession. His forgiveness and cleansing changes our hearts so that we are able to obey His commands.

Cheryl Bell is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling and Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.