Woke up to give the dog some water and was inspired by my editor to write another piece. I am a writer, after all.
If you go by the definition of Liminal that I found on google.com when in reference to one’s faith, the definition could be a good or bad thing.
Google defines Liminal as–
of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
When a person first puts their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior it is truly the initial stage of what, I hope, will become a lifelong process. We are always to grow in our relationship with Jesus. That takes time and there will be good and bad times you will have to see the relationship through.
The bad way to look at this definition, in some respects, is to see your relationship with Jesus Christ as the second part of the definition. When it comes to a relationship with Jesus we are not to be Weekend Warriors. We have to be all in. We cannot occupy our position in our old sins and still remain true and pure to God. Either we are all in and a new creation in Jesus Christ, or we don’t really know Him and the difference He can make.
So many people these days say they are Christian, but they are a Liminal Christian. And I believe there is no such thing. You cannot be a Christian and be unchanged. But, you can be a new Christian and still be growing in your faith. So, it is possible to be a Liminal Christian as long as you don’t stay where you are and still try to have a foot in both your old life and your new growth as a Christian.