“BABES IN CHRIST”
TEXT SCRIPTURE: HEBREWS 5:13-14><13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word
of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 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.
A BABE IN CHRIST IS ONE THAT HAS RECENTLY BEEN CONVERTED, ONE WHO HAS
NOT BEEN TAUGHT OR DISCIPLED, AND HAS NOT BEEN ROOTED IN CHRIST AND
ESTABLISHED IN THE WORD, ONE WHO FEEDS ON MILK AND NOT MEAT.
JESUS SPOKE OF THE SOWER AND THE SEED, THOSE THAT FELL BY THE WAYSIDE,
STONEY PLACES, AND AMONG THORNS CAN BE CONSIDERED AS BABES, THEY WERE
NOT ROOTED, NOR SETTELED (carnal and immature, walking as men 1Cor. 3:3).
3 EXAMPLES OF A BABE:
1). BABES ARE UNSTABLE (EPH.4:14). That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and
fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
2). BABES ARE EASILY SWAYED (GAL. 3:1). O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that
ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified
3). BABES CANNOT DISCERN THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD (HEB.5:14/1 COR.3:1-2). 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. 1Cor. 3:1-2 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you
as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
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.
*NOTE* LENGTH OF CONVERSION DOES NOT NECESSARILY EQUATE TO SPIRITUAL
MATURITY (i.e. HEB. 5:12).
POINTS TO CONSIDER:
1). IF THERE IS CONSISTENT FIGHTING AND DISPITING AMONG YOU, YOU ARE YET
CARNAL (BABES) AND WALK AS MEN (1 COR. 3:1-3).
2). BABES IN CHRIST SHOULD KEEP IT SIMPLE (2 COR.11:3). REMEMBER THE
ADVERSARY AND ACCUSER IS OUT TO WIN YOU BACK, AND HE WILL USE CONFUSION
EVEN OF THE SCRIPTURES TO DO THAT, SO DON’T ENVOLVE YOURSELF IN DEEP
THEOLOGICAL DISCUSSIONS THAT YOU ARE NOT READY FOR.
3). PETER SAID TO DESIRE THE SINCERE MILK OF THE WORD, THAT YE MAY GROW
THEREBY; (1 PETER 2:1-2). GET ROOTED IN THE BASICS OF THE GOSPEL (i.e.
REPENTANCE, FORGIVENESS, BAPTISM, LAYING ON OF HANDS etc…HEB.
KEEP IT SIMPLE; DON’T PRE-OCCUPY YOURSELF WITH ISSUES THAT ARE
NONE IMPORTANT. STAY FOCUSED, STAY IN THE WORD AND PRAYER (the
channels are now opened, you are now able to speak to the Father for yourself!).
DON’T GET ENVOLVED IN IDLE TALK AND GOSSIP (1 TIM. 4:7/6:20/2 TIM.
2:16). THIS ALSO CONCERNS GIVING HEED TO FALSE DOCTRINES AND
AND TO THOSE OF YOU, WHO SAY THAT YOU ARE MATURE, DON’T SPEAK
NEGATIVE THINGS, THINGS THAT ARE DAMAGING, AND THINGS THAT
WILL CAUSE THE FAITH OF THE WEAK TO FAIL OR EVEN TO SIN. THE
LORD WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTIBLE. CONSIDER PAUL’S ADVICE IN
1 COR. 8:9-13). 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a
stumblingblock to them that are weak.
10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall
not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are
offered to idols;
11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin
13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world
standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
CLOSING: I BESEECH YOU BRETEREN, GROW IN THE GRACE AND
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD CHRIST. EVERYDAY WILL NOT BE SUNSHINE,
AND THERE MAY EVEN BE TIMES WHEN YOU JUST DON'T FILL SAVED!
JUST KNOW THAT THE LORD JESUS IS WITH YOU. HE PROMISED TO NEVER
LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU, BUT TO BE WITH YOU ALWAY!
“NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING,
THAT YOU MAY ABOUND IN HOPE THROUGH THE POWER OF THE
HOLYGHOST IN THE NAME OF Yęhōshua Mâshiakh, (JESUS THE MESSIAH)
I PRAY THAT THIS BRIEF STUDY HAS GIVEN YOU SOME INSIGHT AND THAT
IT HAS BLESSED YOU IN SOMEWAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR
COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME;
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