Black Christians : Milk and Meat

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    1 Corinthians 3: 2

    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.

    The difference between "milk" and "meat" for Christians...


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    MILK AND MEAT IN HEBREWS

    . This milk and meat talk comes from the Bible. The last four
    verses of Hebrews 5 say, "We have much to say about this [the
    priesthood of Christ], but it is hard to explain, because you are to
    slow to learn. ...You need milk, being still an infant, not acquainted
    with the teaching of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature,
    who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from
    evil."
    . This sounds at first like what I described earlier. When we look
    a bit further though, we find a big difference. Hebrews 6: 1-8 points
    out that what makes milk MILK is not that it is easier to understand,
    but that it must come from our Christian growth. Certain people have
    to be on it for a long time, not because they can't understand meaty
    teachings, but because they haven't put the first teachings into
    practice yet. They are spiritually lazy and proud, consequently they
    are in danger of falling away altogether.
    . So, too, the solid food of Christian wisdom is not for the
    intelligent. Rather, its for persons who persistently deny themselves
    and follow Christ's example of loving service to others. The mature
    are those "who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish
    god from evil." The kind of food we need depends not on what we can
    understand, but on how we live.

    MILK AND MEAT IN 1 CORINTHIANS

    . The Bible says more about milk and meat. In 1 Corinthians 3:2-3,
    Paul writes, "I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not ready
    for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For
    since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not
    worldly?"
    . A meaty sermon, accordingly to the notion first outlined here,
    might very likely accent differences between Christians. According to
    this notion, Christians who eat solid food are those who are zealous
    for doctrinal distinctiveness and wary of cooperating with other kinds
    of Christians. According to the Bible, though, these Christians are
    fooling themselves. They aren't ready for solid food; they need milk.
    . The Greek word translated as jealousy in verse three points to a
    partisan zeal at the expense of the larger Christian fellowship. This
    kind of zeal is not a mark of Christian maturity, but of spiritual
    childishness. We should all try to become sensitive to doctrinal
    purity and to doctrinal error, but we must work our doctrinal
    sensitivity into a full-grown, healthy Christian personality.
    Otherwise we will wind up fighting with each other, suspecting each
    other of evil purposes, and finding it hard even to talk to one
    another.
    . Try to remember 1 Corinthians 3 as you work out problems in your
    spiritual growth and relationships with other Christians that are
    different from you.

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    Couldn't resist posting here cherryblossom,

    Great topic, and I love the strong meat of the Bible. Upon visting the link, below I found 36 meat subjects, none of which we find the strongest of meats, the color issue.


    Abiding in Christ
    Angels
    Armor of God
    Be Like the Animals
    Backsliding
    Biblical Health Aspects
    Evil Spirits
    Faith
    Feasts of the Lord
    Financial Increase
    Fruit of the Spirit
    Gospel Message, The
    Healthy Eating Habits
    Holy Spirit
    Baptism
    Judge or Not Judge?
    Kingdom of God
    Kings of Judah
    Lord's Supper, The
    Losing Salvation
    Ministry Credentials
    Names of Jesus
    Obedience
    Old Man and New Man
    Overcoming Sin
    Power of the Tongue
    Prayer and Fasting
    Repentance
    Sacred Vows
    Salvation Journey,The
    Satan
    Spiritual Health Aspects
    Spiritual Birth
    Spiritual Gifts
    Symbolism in the Bible
    Unbelief
    Water Baptism

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    I did however find this,"But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil" (Hebrews 5:14). This may explain why the Christ-Centered Mall may not be ready for the strong meat of Color.

     
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    Concerning “Milk to Meat,” I'm interested in the spiritual connections between Isaiah and 1 Corinthians as Paul is speaking about milk and meat....

    Isaiah 28:
    [9] Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
    [10] For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
     
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    cherryblossom,

    While that may be true, your desire to take in the spiritual, the scriptures you have cited are making reference to doctrine, from whence the spiritual is acquired.

    Keep this in mind doing your travels:

    The ox knoweth his owner, and the *** his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

    Ah sinful nation, a people ladden with inquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

    Isaiah 1: 3-4


     
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    Milk and meat is what's needed for Christians, true followers of the faith. Everyone must go at their own pace, but none should hinder growth, but we should all encourage it in one another.

    By our faith in the Holy Son who died for us on the tree that we may be cleansed of our sins, do we have salvation, and so we should always be there encouraging the Goodly Word to all faithful, whether with milk or with meat.

    By our belief in the Son's Holy works, and in His resurrection from the dead back to life eternal, do we have redemption, so we should never leave any brother or sister wanting, as we await our final destinations.

    We need faith, works, belief, and love, in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit forevermore. Blessings!:)
     
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