How to Avoid Spiritual Spam

There's nothing wrong with spam unless it's on the internet or part of Christian teaching. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Biblestudy

Internet spam: “junk food” that clogs our internet arteries, representing itself as meat when it’s not. 

The origin of the term comes from Hormel’s SPAM luncheon meat (Shoulder of Pork and Ham). Poor Hormel gave up their attempts to protect their trademark. The term is here to stay.

Some folks enjoy SPAM luncheon meat. It's popular in the Hawaiian Islands (even McDonald's serves SPAM and eggs). 

But no one enjoys internet spam.

Even worse are spiritual spammers … "junk food" teachers who try to put God in a box can, promising quick and easy faith (Colossians 2:8).

They chop up fatty worldly philosophies with "pieces parts" of the gospel to form something that only vaguely resembles the true "meat" found in Scripture. 

They ignore Christ's warning that “whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it” (Matthew 16:25).

Let's get the spiritual spam out of our diets and begin feeding on the wholesome meat of truth.

A Brief History of SPAM and Spam.
A Monty Python skit is credited with the adoption of the term. 

The links in this devotion offer Scripture references or other 1-minute devotions on the subject.

There's nothing wrong with spam unless it's on the internet or part of Christian teaching. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Biblestudy




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9 comments:

  1. Great analogy and so true about emphasizing "love" but abandoning the rest of the inconvenient truths...

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  2. They also forget Christ promised we would bear suffering because we choose to follow him.
    Janet

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  3. Yup, nailed it again. You're one of my favorite prophets, Gail. And you can say in 100 words what most take an hour to say ;)

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  4. Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So great to think about and remember! Thanks for linking up with us for Mommy Moments Monday!
    TheNotQuiteMilitaryWife.blogspot.com

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  6. I so want to be rich and comfortable. Thank you for the pointing out the spamminess of thinking God wants that for me, too. Great post. Thank you for linking it with the GRAND Social!

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  7. I like the connection you made here between internet spam and all the "junk" that takes our eyes off of God. All the internet spam is not only annoying, it takes up time in deleting it. Spiritual spam takes up our time too. Thanks for this easy way to keep this in mind. (Visiting from Faith Filled Friday.)

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  8. Yes. Today lot of preachers like this. Thanks for mention this

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  9. Great reminder!!
    Interesting that it takes a devotional for me to learn what SPAM means as far as the food goes.
    But the most important thing is to test everything against God's Word. So many times, while listening to online messages my ears (physical and spiritual) will perk up and I'll know something that was said isn't Biblically sound...so off I go on a hunt through God's Word.

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