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Why does it seem most Christians are immature.


It seems most people professing to be Christian do not have a proper grounding in the scriptures. They drink the milk but do not seem to be able ( or maybe no desire?) to eat the real meat- understand the deeper things of God, in spite of the fact that scriptures tells us the Holy Spirit will teach us ALL things .

 

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    well said as usual


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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    Most is accurate. Ask the next 20 "Christians" you meet 10 basic questions and see for yourself

    the question definately did not say or insinuate an immediate graduation but after a few years there should at least be an ability to eat ground meat


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    glynch1 4 years ago

    Many professing Christians have been "believers" for many years, yet they do not know the Bible very well at all. Why? Maybe they are just not readers, or maybe . . . they are not true believers. One mark of a true Christian is a hunger for the Word.


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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    yes excellent understanding

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    yes we have to wake up the complacent ones and the unlearned-- fot their benefit. Scripture requires we do that, that is love of our brethren

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    JThomp42 4 years ago

    AMEN!!


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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    of course it was directed at them but are you telling me it can only have one meaning--- not so


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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    I cannot reconcile that belief with scripture, so for me it does not work. and I certainly would not be responsible to teach it to anyone, But of course you are certainly free to do as you believe for yourself


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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    many do as you and judge Christianity by people instead of what God says it is. The things you mentioned are not part of Christianity; Christian are free eat anything, woman need not wear cover.

    sadly many Christians are a ill informed as you


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    charlie (celafoe) 12 months ago

    yes and the "pastors" (false teachers) who have elevated themselves above them like to keep it that way so its easy to control them If they learn the scriptures correctly they will not listen to their man made doctrines and fables

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    unfortunately the reason can usually be traced to "church attendance". Instead of BEING THE CHURCH they re taught to "attend church", two different things- 2 different results

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    charlie (celafoe) 2 years ago

    whats wrong with asking a question that is valid.


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    Norine Williams 24 months ago

    I Pet 2:2 "As newborn babes, desire the PURE milk of the WORD, that ye may GROW by it!" IF Bible says "babes" sounds IMMATURE to me! Don't remain complacent "babes" - GROW! Why do most look at Messenger rather than Message?

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    Jeff Porter 4 years ago

    A dangerous thing is a Christian who is unlearned in the scriptures, and will believe as 'the gospel' anything that someone tells them is scriptural. Like some certain television preachers.


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    Norine Williams 24 months ago

    Yes! They heard of but don't KNOW (limited faith) His Power! They assume it happened back then, but now?? He's the same today! He places ppl n lives to "warn" w/Scripture & up 2 us to STUDY to "see if so!" Acts 17:11. Stay READ UP & prayed up

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    it is a valid question. How many mothers nurse the kids after they are 2 yrs old. Cor 3:2-fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal.


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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    agreed- but the purpose of the question was as all things in Christianity should be, to cause people to look at whether or not they as individuals are doing what they should be, growing in faith. purpose is to redemption- growth always

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    We are required to judge the fruit of those who profess to be Christian. I do not agree with your assessment but your list is certainly things missing in the church because of the immaturity.

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    Amen brother


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    PlanksandNails 4 years ago

    By saying that "labeling and judging people is down right ignorant and rude" is making a judgement; therefore, you are being hypocritical by not adhering to the rule that you are trying to enforce on others. We all make judgments to asses things.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    No, I believe Christians are being lead by the Holy Spirit if "IN" Christ Jesus! You go to seminaries to be taught by "men" rather than the Holy Spirit? Rem:Rm 8:6-8. ALL should learn to "Walk in the Spirit," or they will remain "IMMATURE!"