I’ve stated several times (and it’s the topic of my PhD dissertation) that I believe that mutual edification is the reason that believers should come together. In other words, when we get together with our brothers and sisters in Christ, I believe that we should edify one another.
Now, the “one another” is the “mutual” part of “mutual edification.” So, edification is not left to the work of one person or a few people. Edification is the responsibility of all who gather – even if all do not take part every time they get together, the opportunity and expectation should be there.
But, what about the “edification” part of “mutual edification”? I’ve written a post here or there discussing edification, but I’ve never tried to define “edification” per se.
However, I’m now working on a series that will (perhaps) be published next week examining the different aspects of edification.
But, I thought I would start by asking you – my readers – the following question: What is edification? (By the way, “build up” is not a definition of “edify.”) What is included in “edification”?