Comparing Spiritual

Could the language of comparing spiritual with spiritual be a command for the Church to remain faithful to Christ who is Spiritual?


1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing <4793> spiritual {things} <4152> with spiritual <4152>.

2Co 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare <4793> ourselves with some that commend <4921> themselves <1438>: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (not measuring themselves to Christ?)

2Co 10:18 For not he that commendeth <4921> himself <1438> is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth <4921>.

2Co 3:1 Do we begin again to commend <4921> ourselves <1438>? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

2Co 6:4 But in all things approving <4921> ourselves <1438> as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

1Co 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual <4152> meat;

1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual <4152> drink: for they drank of that spiritual <4152> Rock that followed them: and that Rock was CHRIST.

Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

1Co 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual <4152> gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Re 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual <4152> blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual <4152> house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual <4152> sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Col 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual <4152> understanding;

Pr 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

Ga 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual <4152>, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

1Co 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual <4152>, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.


Ro 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual <4152>: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual <4152>, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

1Co 9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things <4152>, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual <4152> wickedness in high places.


1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual <4152>, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual <4152>.

1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual <4152> body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual <4152> body.

Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


The Bible appears to be equating Spiritual with Christ. So the idea of comparing spiritual with spiritual seems to be a command to be faithful to the WORD of God. So NOT to compare spiritual with spiritual is to follow a false gospel (antichrist); which seems to have been the case with the church in tribulation. Of course because Christ is the WORD, the way to find truch is by staying with WORD (Bible) as God reveals truth to the elect.