(1 Corinthians 3:12 and Hebrews 5:12-14)
What are examples of "milk," and what are examples of "solid food"? Be specific, but let your mind run a bit...
Not ignoring the thread Tom, just marveling on how many don't even want the "milk" in this once great country, let alone understanding meaty issues.
I am disturbed by and feel it is pertinent at this time to mention a thread I saw earlier, perhaps on AMG, I don't recall.
A Catholic nurse was forced by her employers at Mt. Sinai Hospital this past May to assist in the abortion of human being who was in their 22nd week of development.
The nurse was known to be pro life and repeatedly asked her supervisors to assign another nurse. Her answer was that either she did as she was told or the immediate consequences were internal charges of patient abandonment and insubordination. She risked her job and her nurses license so she assisted. Now she has filed a law suit that her federal rights were violated. She is suffering from nightmares, etc., from the horror she witnessed and has that knowledge that she was there assisting in this murder.
She may have thought that she was protected and everything would ALWAYS be warm and fuzzy in this fairytale life we lead but the fact is that she was NOT prepared to live her faith when confronted by the hard choice of choosing between her career and murder.
We should all think about this carefully and ponder just how important our relationship is to us with God. Where do we draw the line and suffer the consequences for doing the right thing in this perverted world? I say that she should have walked. She may have been fired and charged, but she wouldn't be suffering the mental anguish that she has now.
I'll quit now and refresh my own commitment.
Well, as Paul defines it, "milk" are the fundamental truths of Scripture that are forgotton if not practiced. (1Peter 1) The "meat" of the Word is the Spiritual development and maturity in which the Believer is "excercising their senses to discern between good and evil" and live out their Faith in a fallen world, being "in the world" but not "of the world."
I'm not taking on the nurse in the above post in any way, but believers faced similar choices in Hitler's Germany. Either join the Cause or suffer the consequences, which increasingly grew from sociatial ostracism, to loss of job, to loss of property to loss of life.
I hope no one thinks I am disrespecting this nurse, I'm not. What I am saying is that she was unprepared when "they" purposely blindsided her, Pearl Harbored, or whatever ambush colloquial is appropriate.
Her personal suffering and regret is like a tuition being paid that we can all have a heads up before it happens to us.