Wholistic Spiritual Growth?

What is wholistic spiritual growth? Consider I John 3:18.

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Let’s break it down into sections:

Dear children, (This is the spiritually immature who need to grow spiritually)

Let us not

Love (Heart, devotion)

with words or tongue,

but with

actions (Hands, service)

and in

truth. (Head, Biblical truth)

We tend to narrowly define spiritual growth. Some emphasize biblical (head) knowledge. Some emphasize emotions or devotion (heart) to God. Some emphasize our Christian service (hands) for God. Yet clearly, missing any component will lead to spiritual bankruptcy.

We need to integrate Biblical Training, Devotion to God, and Christian Service from day one in any new follower of Christ.


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