Another unscriptural teaching born from modern (unbiblical) doctrine…
I have heard, on more than one occasion, preachers saying from the pulpits“Don’t be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good”.
No wonder it is called a pulpit...The typical “Christian” pulpit (pull-pit) today is Satan’s tool to pull people towards the pit of hell with subtle ear tickling phrases such as this one.
The phrase is not scriptural and in fact encourages a compromise with the world.
Are we not supposed to be utterly consumed with the things of heaven?
If we are then we will be the most earthly good within God’s economy…
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 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. Philippians 3:20-21
For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Hebrews 13:14
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,1 Peter 1:4
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; Ephesians 2:19
If we are so heavenly minded then we will have the same desires that God has: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:9-10
And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Jude 22-23