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You Might Be a Spiritual Baby ^ | Sept 22, 2000 | James L. Melton

Posted on 09/22/2013 10:27:36 PM PDT by RBStealth

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" (I Cor. 3:1-3)

In the above passage of Scripture, the apostle Paul speaks of the Corinthian Christians as being immature babies. Rather than having grown up and matured in the Lord, these Christians were still carnal and selfish babies who were bringing shame to the name of Jesus Christ

Could this be the case with you, friend? Are YOU a spiritual baby? No doubt, the Corinthians would have denied being immature babies, yet Paul stated that they were. Would he say the same about you? Please examine yourself, Christian, because YOU just might be a spiritual baby.

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1 posted on 09/22/2013 10:27:36 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: RBStealth

Temper your tongue and gather them up,

2 posted on 09/22/2013 10:44:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

You Enjoy Being the Center of Attention

A baby delights in being the center of attention. If someone else is receiving attention, then a baby will do or say something to put himself in the spotlight.

Many Christians are like this. Rather than wait for their turn (I Pet. 5:6), spiritual babies will speak up, or step out, or act up, or show out in an effort to draw attention to themselves. Paul said, in III John 1:9, “I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.” Diotrephes was a spiritual baby, so he misbehaved by rejecting Paul. Paul would have received too much attention, so the spotlight baby turned him away.

Are you such a baby? Do you push for attention, or do you wait upon the Lord?

3 posted on 09/22/2013 11:02:00 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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