This is a Bible Study on some of the different ways the Church can withdraw from a missional focus and develop into a closed group of believers.
THE TEMPTATION TO ASCETICISM
LET’S BEGIN BY A DEFINITION OF WHAT ASCETICISM IS.
1. THE MANNER OF LIFE, PRACTICES, OR PRINCIPLES OF AN ASCETIC.
2. THE DOCTRINE THAT A PERSON CAN ATTAIN A HIGH SPIRITUAL AND MORAL STATE BY PRACTICING SELF-DENIAL,