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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Finding Jesus between Naturalism and Spiritualism

By the time we finish discussing naturalism, it’s tempting to feel that most people buy into the scientific model and have no time for faith. Not so. From paganism to New Age, spiritualism is alive and well.





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Finding Jesus between Naturalism and Spiritualism

By Evan Nehring

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight. - C.S. Lewis[1]

By the time we finish discussing naturalism, it’s tempting to feel that most people buy into the scientific model and have no time for faith. Not so. From paganism to New Age, spiritualism is alive and well. This continuum of reality and spiritual interest—from “nothing but science” naturalism to “anything goes” spiritualism—offers a great argument for biblical Christianity.

Reality Matrix: Naturalism, Christianity, Spiritualism

Christianity is painted as extreme, but on this continuum it’s right down the middle. I don’t say this in terms of compromise, but only to show that absolute devotion to Jesus Christ saves us from the radical ideas of spiritlessness or hyper spiritualism.

Photo Credit: Leonard John Matthews on Flickr Creative Commons

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[1] C.S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters. (HarperCollins e-books), Preface.

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