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October 27, 2011

Spiritual vs. Biblical

Spiritual vs. Biblical

Yesterday we talked about how being biblical means being true--approaching things from the biblical framework of reality. Putting Bible references on the points me make sounds spiritual, but it's no guarantee that we're actually being biblical.

Another line of thinking that sounds spiritual but isn't goes something like this: "don't focus on what's happening in the world, focus on your relationship with Christ. Now, every Christian should cultivate a personal relationship with Christ. But when this is set opposed to what's happening in the world, it's way off-track. A relationship with Christ is personal, but it isn't private. Christians are called to be culturally active because of two realities.

First, Jesus is Lord over all creation because he brought it into existence. Colossians 1 teaches that clearly. Second, those who recognize His lordship will inevitably collide with ideas and expressions that don't. We're called to be in that conflict, not run from it. And the rest of Colossians teaches that. For, I'm John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Colossians 1
Bible Gateway |

How to Be Biblical
John Stonestreet | The Point | October 26, 2011

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