For those whose spiritual good is superficial and readily affected by sense, they fall into greater difficulties and dangers.
I have seen this repeatedly over the years and it has almost always resulted in tragic consequences personally, emotionally, mentally, maritally and spiritually. I have often been accused of not being spiritual enough for those whose infantile faith is so high and mighty. They scoff at counsel and reject any type of balanced theological diet in their approach to being something special for God. Even now, years later people’s lives are adrift from God and family and they have wandered off the reservation and into multiple other religions mixed with some character called jesus.
Oftentimes they see imaginary and spiritual visions in this delusional state of reality, wherein the devil and their own fancy very commonly practice deceptions on them. The devil with the greatest of ease fascinates and deludes the soul unless it takes precautions of resigning itself to God and a multitude of wise, godly, mature, experienced men and or women of God. In this state the devil influences many to believe in vain visions and false prophecies. I have even seen rooms full of ‘christians” practices these magical incantations and spells on one another as they try their channeling through “prophecy” for one another. What a farce! Few things I abhor more than this roulette table of using the name of the Lord in vain!
They become so bold with God so as to lose all fear of what is truly holy, which is the key and the custodian of all the virtues. Into these miseries they fall because they are beginning to give themselves over to spiritual highs while they are still so fresh on the way to becoming apprentices.
I am *** WARNING YOU *** to not associate with such bastards in the faith. They are the sons and daughters of perdition and are not the friends, followers or faithful of Jesus. Period! End of discussion! Your very soul is at stake. On these matters I offer no mercy only radical obedience to a company of long tenured, godly, followers of Christ in the way of historical orthodoxy with life giving orthopraxy.
The wisdom of Proverbs 1 and the righteousness of Romans 1 is the understanding that the “wrath of God” is consequence and not retribution.