How many times have you heard someone described as a “very spiritual person?” You have likely heard it often, because this kind of jargon is very common in our culture, especially in Southern Bible-Belt culture. But what does it really mean to say someone is “spiritual?” I mean, a devoted Muslim can be a very spiritual person; so can a devoted Hindu, a devoted Mormon, or even a devoted Satanist.
Even in christianized culture, this label can mean many different things. Someone can be classified as a very spiritual person if they have an ardent belief in God and if they live a very moral life, yet they may never pray, never attend church, and their ideas of God and religion may not even be tied to the Bible. Conversely, someone may be called a very spiritual person if they attend church regularly and serve in leadership, if they speak all the proper Christian cliche’s, and if they send their children to a Christian school. Yet that same person may rarely pray, may never read Scripture, and may be indulging (more…)