CHRISTIANITY: SPIRITUAL VERSES SOCIAL
I am trying to organize how I want to approach sharing what I have been learning, and realized a great place to start is to show the difference between “spiritual” and “social” Christianity. Sadly, most Christians have become “social” Christians, and so much has been lost or perverted by the “traditions of men”.
It is not about going to church it is all about being the church. Israel is the church, and anyone who believes and follows Christ is Israel! I have shared much about who Israel is and one can search for these studies, on this site, if interested. We must know this, it is crucial to understanding biblical truth.
That being said, here is a short article by Michael David Gantt that gives us a list of the major differences between spiritual and social Christians.
Spiritual Christianity vs Social Christianity
Spiritual Christians focus on the Lord Jesus Christ. Social Christians focus on each other.
Spiritual Christians are the church. Social Christians go to church.
Spiritual Christianity is about living righteously, doing the right thing. Social Christianity is about living religiously, attending the “right” church.
Spiritual Christianity is about doing the right things in the right way. Social Christianity is about holding the “right” views and identifying with the “right” group.
Spiritual Christians seek the approval of God. Social Christians seek the approval of each other.
Spiritual Christians seek time with God. Social Christians seek time with other social Christians.
Spiritual Christianity is based on faith in God. Social Christianity is based on faith in other social Christians.
Spiritual Christianity is directed by God. Social Christianity is directed by human beings.
Spiritual Christianity is true Christianity, the purpose for which Christ died and was raised. Social Christianity is a poor and misguided imitation of the real thing.
Pursuing spiritual Christianity will make you a new person in the midst of people you already know (i.e., your family, friends, and coworkers). Pursuing social Christianity will leave you as the same old person in the midst of a different group of people (i.e., your new church).
There is a world of difference between spiritual Christianity and social Christianity. Choose the real thing.”
One has to choose spiritual over social or we have no chance to truly “know” the Lord nor truly begin to understand His Word. This is what “being born again” is all about…becoming a new person in Christ. Great place to begin! We are Israel! As His followers we are spiritual Israel and it matters not if you are Jew or Gentile!! This is major…so seek until you find this truth as it will set you free to understand oh so much more!
JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!