Spiritual Labels Are Counterproductive

The labels in which we put so much store are completely irrelevant to God. 

For example, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist, Agnostic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Democrat, Republican, and on, and on, and on – have no meaning to God.  Therefore, any time you invest in cultivating one of these identities moves you no closer to God.  It might even move you farther away. 

Jesus knows who you are and doesn’t need for you to have a label in order for Him to be able to identify you.  Stop categorizing people.  This also means, of course, stop categorizing yourself. 

Just know that God knows you and loves you.  This will help you trust and obey Him, which is a lot more than you can say for a label.

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church, organization, mailing list, or anything else other than Him.

2 Replies to “Spiritual Labels Are Counterproductive”

  1. ‘Just know that God knows you and loves you.’

    This is good and true too; and I also think that this is enough as disclosure toward others…

    This greatest love of all which is coming with the light shining is something that I have never seen or felt before.
    Even if our owner takes a backseat giving the business to us off and on [with “owner” I refer to 1 Pt 2:9] – in order to make us realize that we are lost without His help – He will get back as soon as possible, and help us again (we can always count on Him!).

    Regarding the different labels you enumerated above, I was reminded of an illustration a pastor in Germany once spoke of. He thought of different Christian denominations when he said that all different beliefs are like drawers of a big closet. If we ever want to regard the closet intently as a whole, we must leave our own drawer, so that we can look at it from the outside.

    As to me, the shining light has drawn me out my drawer into His light through which everything created in heaven and earth is, indeed, finally found to be one in Him (Acts 17:28, Eph 1:10).

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