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Set your affection on things above

Christians who criticize other Christians for doing things such as Work - Fourth Way - practices (and other things) sometimes make accusations of having an over-realized eschatology. Of trying to climb up to heaven, etc. Look at these verses from Colossians 3:

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

I'm not recommending Fourth Way ideas, practices, and goals, that would take too many caveats and so on (and it's usually something people come *out of* who become Christians, so don't get me wrong in mentioning that one among many types of school and so on out there, but practices can be universal and wheat can be found in much chaff), but even biblical watchfulness gets this treatment from the more establishment church types. Anything of a vertical nature, really. Being awake now, in a vertical eschatalogical sense. Now it is high time to awake out of sleep, Paul says in Romans 13:11. That is not head-on-pillow sleep.

The verses above, though, should be kept in mind when the 'grave concerns' of the usual types are being intoned.


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