Carnal Christians have received Christ but continue to live life by their own direction. (1)
Spiritual Christians are empowered and have overcome the world and insurrection. (2)

Carnal Christians have one foot in the world and they remain the center of attention.
Spiritual Christians are Christ centered and have hope in their heavenly ascension.

Carnal Christian’s trust is in their own understanding power and abilities. (3)
Spiritual Christians have an abundant life by accepting their incapability’s. (4)

Carnal Christians fail to draw upon the Holy Spirit to live a fruitful life.
Spiritual Christians experience peace in a world filled with strife. (5)

Carnal Christians do not fully rely on God and suffer from frustration. (6)
Spiritual Christians feel blessed and have assurance of their salvation. (7)

Carnal Christians struggle with doing what is right in God’s eyes. (8)
Spiritual Christians know that the Lord is all knowing and wise.

Carnal Christians remain babes in Christ and do not mature. (9)
Spiritual Christians obey God’s Word and their love is pure. (10)

Carnal Christian’s are disobedient and have a critical mindset. (11)
Spiritual Christians have love and joy for they know Jesus paid their debt.

Carnal Christians live for the moment and have not grown. (12)
Spiritual Christians live for eternity in the Lords home. (13)

By Estelle P. Shrum

1. (1 Jn. 2:3-6)
2. (Ro. 8:9), (Tit. 2:12)
3. (1 Cor.3:1-3)
4. (Gal. 5:16-18)
5. (Pr. 20:3)
6. (1 Cor.1:19)
7. (Ac. 4:12)
8. (Pr. 3:7)
9. (Heb. 5:11-14)
10. (1 Jn. 3:3)
11. (Ro. 7:15-24), (Tit. 1:15-16)
12. (Ro. 7:15-24)
13. (Php. 3:20), (1 John 3:4-10)

“Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. Dear Children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does no love his brother.”