I’ve talked to so many people lately who equate spirituality with being in a right relationship with God.
I remember a conversation I had with a close relative about the subject of salvation. She said, “Don’t go preaching to me about Jesus Christ. I’m much more spiritual than you’ll ever be.”
How sad that she thought her own spirituality was equal to the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
It’s not. You can be very spiritual. In fact, we humans were made by God in His image to be spiritual beings with the capacity of thinking and wondering about spiritual matters.
Even people who claim to know about God and who pray to Him don’t necessarily know God.
There are a lot of spirit entities hovering about in this world, ready to mislead and deceive people into believing that they are a god to believe in. Worse, these spirits also try to deceive some people into believing that they do not need a god because the people themselves are gods!
So don’t be comforted, Christian friend, just because a dear friend or relative who’s about to die says “I pray to god every day so I’m going to heaven.”
Just what god is your friend praying to?
If your friend has not confessed Jesus Christ as his or her only payment for sin, then find a way to explain to them the way of salvation.
Just any God is not good enough. Only Jesus Christ paid for your sin. Think about all the major religions of the world. Which founder made the claim that he can cover all your sin? Completely and forever?
Which of these founders came back to life after being confirmed dead?
None but Jesus.
My spirituality will not save me. My spirituality is only evidence that a loving God made me in His image.
Many spiritual people are going to hell!
So when someone tells you he or she prays to God, find out which God. Not just any god will do.
“Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God.” (1 John 1: 7-9 NIV Bible)