Questioning Church – Spiritual Growth (spurt or stunted?)

11 Feb

How much real spiritual growth takes place in our churches today? What are we doing right or wrong?

I covet (not in a sinful way mind you) your thoughts on this topic.


Posted by on February 11, 2011 in Church


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5 responses to “Questioning Church – Spiritual Growth (spurt or stunted?)

  1. susanne430

    February 11, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I’ve wondered if we focus so much on being hearers that we don’t have a lot of doers of the Word. Should we take more seriously those reminders to feed the poor and clothe the naked and visit the orphans and widows? It seems some people are pretty knowledgeable about the Bible, but does it change them at all?

    Then there are others who have little knowledge of the Bible so they are unable to detect false doctrines and blow around like a balloon following whatever others tell them is true.

    • danielpulliam

      February 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

      So would you equate Spiritual growth with practice?

  2. Craig Benno

    February 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I think Love is the true hallmark of Holiness; and therefore it is more necessary than what correct doctrine is.

    It seems that the church often says that correct doctrine leads to the correct way of living; but its been my observation that isn’t inherently true.

    Don’t get me wrong; doctrine is important; extremely so…lets make sure we get our doctrine of love right first.

  3. The Beroean

    February 15, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Spiritual growth for the majority of church members is stunted because we no longer teach sound doctrine and then hold each other accountable to it. (And yes, the commands to love one another and bear one another’s burdens are as important as the command to admonish one another.)

  4. Craig Benno

    February 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I have no qualms about admonishing; its the methods I have seen employed in doing this that have not been that great.


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