The differences between natural and spiritual aren’t always easily discerned. And quite often, it takes time to prove which is which. In 1 Corinthians chapter 3, the true foundation of a redeemed life is described. It’s specifically built on Christ and His teachings, not a variation of them or a “Jesus-plus” system. In the first century, many were attempting to add to, delete from, and make changes to the basic tenants of faith in Christ. Paul called it a “carnal” approach, or a catering to the flesh. Consider:
“Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.” – 1 Corinthians 3:12-13 NKJV
As a disciple, the goal should be to seek out the lasting truth, not a trendy or socially acceptable creed. There’s always a carnal-based idea floating around church circles looking for a receptive ear, but the mature believer knows prayer and time are required to discern the difference.
Trends come and go; are you committed to searching out what’s lasting based on scripture, time and prayer? Are you willing to make decisions based on what that reveals? For the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire…