I was going about working on important things the other day praying inside my head about the about the state of the church. I remember praying “Where do I start? There is so much that is wrong with it”. My thoughts were focused on something specific like that so I could just pray against the problems. I know without question God put the thought into my head “It’s the spiritually religious that are the danger”.
It never really occurred to me that the words ‘religion’ (rules, works and status) and ‘spiritual’ could walk hand in hand, even though I kind of knew this since I’ve been on the cases of these things for the past few years.
His words have been on my mind since.
Would everyone agree that being “spiritually religious” is worse then the “religious dead”? Or the other way around?
Or even being “spiritually religious” is to be “religious dead”?
I’ve often in the past been pretty quiet about sharing my God encounters on a place like Signposts02 so that the site doesn’t attract the spiritually loopy. Does that make me “religious dead” because I am not encouraging/furthering/edifying people to share their spiritual experiences or gifts to edify the body of Christ?
Because I posted up “God said to me”, does that come across as to being too “spiritually religious”? We could say, “It’s all in the motive”, but surely there is a balance. But where is the line, online or offline ?