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“Has there ever been a phrase more adept at smuggling in doctrinal confusion and moral laxity than the slogan ‘spiritual, not religious’? Granted, for some people this means, ‘I want a personal, life-changing relationship with God, not mere church attendance.’ But more often than not the phrase implies a dislike for theological standards, moral absolutes, and organized religion. Being spiritual in contemporary jargon means you are open to mystery and interested in ‘spiritual’ things like prayer, healing, and inner peace. [But] True spirituality means being transformed by the Spirit through communion with the Father and the Son. If you are interested in spirituality, your priority should be to grow in the holiness that comes from the Spirit. Righteousness is the goal of Christian discipleship” (Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in our Holiness, 35).


I couldn't agree more. I am so sick and tired of hearing that "I'm spiritual but not religious" line. The speaker seems to think that they are in a position superior to others that have been foolishly duped by organized religion. They probably don't even know what "spiritual" means exactly. They certainly don't feel a need to evangelize others for it because it really means so little to them.

I agree we must lean upon, reply upon and depend upon the Holy Spirit of God. Walking with the Holy Spirit and become into the very image of Jesus Christ. Without Him we can do nothing, in Him we can do all things through Him who strengthens us.

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