Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 8 March 2019

Spiritual Growth 1 Corinthians 2 12 14

spiritual growth

In the following testimonies, the apostle tells the followers of Christ that their belief and baptism is only the BEGINNING of their walk in the truth. To aspire to the full standard of development in the Messiah, they must grow BEYOND the milk of FIRST principles. They must SEARCH OUT and consume the strong MEAT: “the DEEP things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10).

“We have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are DULL of hearing. For when for the time ye OUGHT to be TEACHERS ye have need that one teach YOU ... and are become such as have need of MILK and NOT of strong MEAT. For every one that useth MILK is UNSKILLFUL in the word of righteousness; for he is a BABE. But STRONG MEAT belongeth to thee that are of FULL AGE, even those who BY REASON OF USE have their senses EXERCISED to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:11-14).

“Therefore, LEAVING the FIRST principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us GO ON unto perfection; not laying AGAIN the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God” (Hebrews 6:1-2).

“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might KNOW the things that are freely GIVEN to us of God. Which things also we SPEAK, not in the words which MAN’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; COMPARING spiritual things WITH spiritual ... because they are SPIRITUALLY discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:12-14).
For: “God hath revealed them unto us by His spirit” (1 Corinthians 14:20).

CAUTION: “Put NOT your trust in PRINCES” (Psalm 146:3).
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in MAN” (Psalm 118:8).

“To the law and to the testimony, if they speak NOT according to THIS WORD it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).

“For man is to live by EVERY WORD that proceeds out of the MOUTH of God” (Matthew 4:4).

He is to add NOTHING to God’s word, neither is he to DIMINISH ought from it (Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32; Revelation 22:18-19).

FOR: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is PROFITABLE ... that the man of God may be PERFECT” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

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