Posted by: Minister Robert McConkey on Wed, Aug 4, 2021
The root casuse of Sectarianism Is spiritual immaturity
I welcome you brothers and sisters, as we continue with part of this message. Yesterday, I ended the second part of it, by asking you all turn you Bibles to 1 Corinthians 3:1-4. In the third chapter, Paul, as I said before now had to address the root cause of the Corinthian Christians sectarianism, by that I am not saying that all of them had this problem, only some among all of them.
Now why did he have to do that? The reason, was that he hadn't gotten through to them, or at least all of them. Even after he had, we what would call, given a very lengthy lecture, in the remaining half of chapter 1 and all of chapter 2, it seemed that of them listened and what he said. So he had to get to the heart of their problem, for the Holy Spirit had clearly revealed to him, what this was--spiritual immaturity.
In our vernacular, it would be something like this. "After all that I had said to you at length, you are not to understand in spiritual terms, because you haven't matured in you faith, and spiritual infants! Before, I had to give you the "milk" of the doctrine of Christianity, to "drink," because you weren't mature enough to partake of the "solid food" of it. However, it is very clear that you still have not matured to do so.
And this true, of most of those who are supposed to be Christians. Whenever someone who is mature in their faith in Christ or a pastor, attempts to give them the "meat" of Christian doctrine, so they can "feed" themselves from His word and mature, they still act like they need the "milk," because they are spiritual "infants" or "little children," that whine and complain about, "not being fed." They want still be either "bottle fed" spiritual milk--the basics of Christian doctrine, or they need some more mature Christian to make the "meat of Christian doctrine to be that which is ABC (already been chewed) so it palatable for them.
I am stoping here for now, and we all need a rest a until a later time.
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