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WHY BAPTISTS ARE SO SHALLOW SPIRITUALLY 9/94 Q. Why are Baptists so shallow and vacuous spiritually? A. It is because they have embraced such a doctrinaire system causing their minds to become calcified, rigid, narrow. One must understand what gives spiritual truth, spiritual depth. It is thought, reflection, observation, reason. It is an ongoing impartial quest for truth and understanding. It is thinking about things, reflecting over things, philosophical thought. The Baptist believes he has all that there is to be had once he walks to the front of the church and is "saved", "converted", "born again". Once he has done that all is done. He thinks he has it all, knows it all. All that remains is to "testify", to "witness", "to rescue the perishing". He then stops seeking, stops learning, stops thinking. He just accepts the Baptist line, the dogma, and parrots it. Spiritual depth comes from constant observing, constant experience in life; constant learning about life, ourselves and other people; constant examining, questioning, doubting (within a context of love of God, faith in God, commitment to God).