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"Be children no longer."

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in Thoughts | Comments Off on "Be children no longer."

Ephesians 4:14 We Christians are called to be child-like, not childish (1 Cor 14:20). Being childish means being "tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine that originates in human trickery and skill in proposing error" (Eph 4:14). It means being manipulated and enslaved. The way to freedom from childishness is to profess the truth in love (Eph 4:15). The truth will set us free (Jn 8:32) and have us "grow to the full maturity of Christ the Head" (Eph 4:15). We grow up and grow out of childishness by obeying apostles and pastor-teachers who will equip us for the work of service to build up the body of Christ (Eph 4:11-12). The truth that sets us free from childishness is not just general spiritual information; it is the truth that prepares us for full-time service...

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