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"Ask the Pastor"

We frequently receive questions in email from people about doctrine, practice, etc. From time to time we will post the questions and the answers here on the web page. If you'd like to submit a question, simply email our pastor at Bro.Buddy@ChristianChallenge.org or use the form below.


> Question

> I would like to know the difference between "spiritual" and
> "religious."

Alissa,

The word 'spiritual' is a Bible term. The Greek word is 'pneumatikos.' In the
Bible this word relates to our walk with the Lord, that is, in learning to live
our lives under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual believers are those
who have learned the great value of living by the Spirit.

The term 'religious' is from the Greek word 'deisidaimonia.' This word means to
be superstitious. It also speaks of reverence for God, but not necessarily in
regard to which god is involved. Being religious simply means you are a follower
of a religion.

So to answer your question, a person can be religious without being spiritual.
Hindus are religious. Muslims are religious. Being religious simply means you
are a follower of a religion. But being spiritual really means you are walking
with the true God of the Bible.

Blessings,

Buddy

Bro. Buddy Martin - Ask the Pastor

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Lawrence "Buddy" Martin
email: Bro.Buddy@ChristianChallenge.org
Web: http://www.ChristianChallenge.org


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