Baby Boomers

By now you should have been teachers, but once again you need to be taught the simplest things about what God has said. You need milk instead of solid food. People who live on milk are like babies who don’t really know what is right.

(Hebrews 5:12-13 CEV)

The church is still experiencing what I like to call “baby boomers,” an increase in the birth rate of new Christians, but who sadly remain just that-babies, or “babes in Christ.” In the New Testament, we find various examples of born again Christians, who continued to act like babies in their relationship with God and others. In today’s passage, the author of Hebrews addressed his readers as babies, “By now you should have been teachers, but once again you need to be taught the simplest things about what God has said. You need milk instead of solid food. People who live on milk are like babies who don’t really know what is right” (Hebrews 5:12-13). These church members were not recent converts, but they sure were still acting as such. They had not progressed in the spiritual life, becoming Christians of sound judgment and discernment. But thankfully, the solution to this ancient dilemma is still the same, “We must try to become mature and start thinking about more than just the basic things we were taught about Christ…Let’s grow up, if God is willing” (Hebrews 6:1,3).

Spiritual immaturity delights the devil but grieves the heart of God.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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