Spirituality is a buzz word in today’s postmodern intellectual market. It is intended to convey subjective spiritual sensitivity often rooted in relative rather than objective truth, a fluid moral compass guided by cultural expectations, and an open inclusiveness to ideas and people.  Spirituality is what inspires self-proclaimed followers of Jesus Christ to embrace the faith of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Universalists and more as valid paths to salvation. However, spirituality that is not rooted in objective truth as revealed by Creator God is an insidious poison to the human soul. It gives the appearance of spiritual and moral bearings without necessary grounding in a reality that stands outside of human reason and secularism. Here is what Al Mohler says about spirituality in his recent book Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues With Timeless Truth following the awakening of spiritual dialogue in the aftermath of 9/11:

Spirituality is what is left when authentic Christianity is evacuated from the public square. It is the refuge of the faithless seeking the trappings of faith without the demands of revealed truth. Spirituality affirms us in our self-centeredness and soothingly tells us that all is well. Authentic faith in Christ calls us out of ourselves, points us to the Cross, and summons us to follow Christ.

 

 

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