The real problem is the people who think any kind of spirituality is the same as having a personal relationship with Christ. This idea is clearly not the same. Organized religion in a lot of cases is a person’s idea of being spiritual. True enough, people who are in Christ do attend a church building to assemble for praise and worship of the Lord, but they themselves are the church body of Christ and not the building they are in. Eph. 2:20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.
In Christ, by faith, I am part of His body that makes up the church; therefore, in spirit, I am a living member of the church body of Christ. I am a spiritual being whether I walk with God or not. I am a spirit, I have a soul, and I live in a body. Of course everyone is spiritual as it is our default position as human beings from the day of our conception. The body was dead as clay until God breathed His spirit into man and he became a living soul. Gen. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
People who say “I am very spiritual” are not shedding any light on their personal position as everyone born on earth is a spirit and spiritual. The thing that matters and the question that has to be answered is, “Is your spirit within your body alive or dead to the righteousness of God?” What these pseudo religious people are saying is they have chosen a belief system or creed that meets their own personal standard of what is expected from God. The error is they forget to ask God what His expectations are in order to be in a relationship with Him.
God says, “His gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is His answer to mankind.” Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Saying “I am very spiritual” is not saying much. Saying “I am trying to be as good as I can so God will accept and love me” is not going to earn God’s love. News flash! God already loves you and that is why He gave you Jesus, so you could be right there near His side throughout eternity. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Ignorance and want are what Satan offers over the long run. John 10:10 The thief comes not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. What Satan offers is not for me! Because of religious ideology, in some countries, I would have been severely persecuted and in some cases to the point of death because of the discussion I was having at work with my fellow office worker talking openly about the subject of Jesus and being spiritual. I am in Christ and the coworker is still very spiritual, but we are both free to love and respect each other. That is the beauty of our freedom in Christ. I can still pray for all my office coworkers and live in peace with them.
God made me an offer I could not refuse. Rom. 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Being spiritual is fine if you want to meander through life on this side of death and feel good about yourself. However, our lives were made eternal the moment God breathed His life into our souls. Since God is the creator of my life, is it not prudent to accept the gift He offered me? Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. May God reveal to each one of us His plan and purpose for our lives. Amen!