This publication is the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ the particular question was…
Is there then a time for everything, as in a time to be spiritual and a time to be ‘un-spiritual’?
Certainly there is time for everything, as Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 teaches us; but not in the strict sense of a time to be spiritual, and a time to be nonspiritual. I say this because man is spirit; man is inherently a spiritual being that lives in a body so as long as we are thinking we are interacting with the supernatural; and the 8-Step Creative Thinking Process by which we can find answers to all of our developmental problems, involve both spiritual and nonspiritual activities. But like I have already indicated, most of the situations that confront us require practical action, or a combination of prayer and action. For instance, the filth that appears to be engulfing us requires practical action; not prayer. Angels will not come and clear our filth for us; no matter how hard we pray.
We will never wake up one day to see that the problems that confront us have all suddenly disappeared; unless when we die; and even then judgment awaits us – that’s another problem! You can pray with all kinds of prayer – even with the tongues of angels – and this miracle may never happen! But you can pray that God should touch the heart of men to begin to realise the unfortunate state we are in and begin to be responsible, and heed to sound advise and warnings. Even beyond that, education must go on, and laws must be enforced; and those are all practical/nonspiritual actions.
When you want a job, it’s not all about prayer; you must be able to put together a winning CV, and a punchy cover letter. You must take the step of delivering these documents and then follow up as well; while praying. I believe, as per James 2:17&26, doing these add life to your faith to get you the desired results! That is not to say that a miracle cannot happen, but note that there is a reason why they are called miracles; it is because they are things that don’t normally happen.
This publication was the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ for the other review questions and responses you may click here.