Carnal Christianity

Can we be a “Carnal Christian”? Is there such a thing? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “carnal” as: “Relating to or given to crude bodily pleasures and appetites, temporal, worldly.” A Christian is defined as “a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ.” Do you see what an oxymoron the term “Carnal Christian” is? How incongruous!

Two opposites: Christ and the world. We are warned many times that friendship with the world is enmity towards God (Jas. 4:4), that we cannot have two masters (Matt. 6:24), and we are to be separate from the world (2 Cor. 6:17). Yes, we are to be in the world, but we are not to be of it (Rom. 12:2; 1 John 2:15-17). We are pilgrims and sojourners here – this world is not our home (1 Pet. 2:11; Heb. 13:14).

It seems as if the solemnity/holiness of the church has been compromised in these times in which we live. When did corporately worshiping Christ become so casual? When did coming into Christ’s……

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