In this article, Paul Tripp argues that even Christians respond to and are impacted by the physical and material aspects of life in our culture. Paul, in Romans 1, remarks on this same issue. Tripp maintains that the gospel says our deepest needs exist in our hearts, not in our bodies. He concludes that we must live as though our world is temporary; eternity holds our real home.
Appearance is Everything: Reclaiming God’s Image in an Image-Obsessed Culture
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 23:4 | 2005