“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming (Ephesians 4:14).

In matters of faith, maturity has little to do with biological years. The very young can possess a spiritual maturity beyond their years, just as older adults can display a childishness that betrays their age. Scripture indicates that the spiritually mature reflect a stability rooted in sound doctrine. They do not live as though untaught, gullible; chasing the popular thoughts and trends of the day. In the light of the One who said he “is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), they have found novel and nuanced tangents to be unnecessary.

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