Each of us is comprised of biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual elements. If one of those is missing or damaged, you will feel incomplete. The spiritual element is of prime importance because it defines your relationship with God, the Creator of the universe.
As a Christian, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and student of Scripture who considers it to be the inerrant word of God in the original texts. The verse that comes to mind in dealing with the issue of, and questions about, spirituality is John 14:6: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” The important word in this verse is “the;” the word is not “a.” Jesus does not say He is a way to God or that all roads lead to heaven; rather, He is the only way to God. Eternity in heaven is not about a religious belief or system, or being good enough, but, rather, faith: about acknowledging Jesus as Lord and Savior, admitting I am a sinner helpless to change my situation and in need of grace, and committing my life to Jesus as the only way to receive grace and forgiveness.
The website Christianity.com has this to say:
“The Greek word used for mercy is most often eleos (pity, compassion) and for grace is charis (favor). Mercy and grace, as paraphrased from “Willmington’s Guide to the Bible,” can be differentiated as follows: mercy is the act of withholding deserved punishment, while grace is the act of endowing unmerited favor. In His mercy, God does not give us punishment we deserve, namely hell; while in His grace, God gives us the gift we do not deserve, namely heaven.”
If you question your religious upbringing and the things that man requires you to do to achieve happiness or eternity, or if you think that, simply because you are a basically good person, you will go to heaven, you are missing the important spiritual element I spoke of above. I am honored to talk with you about Jesus. And, as a client, I will be praying for you regularly.