Perpetual spiritual infancy.

The Christian life is supposed to be one marked by sanctification and spiritual growth, but far too many in church–after years of being a Christian–are no further along in their faith than day one. Essentially they are still nursing on milk when they should be eating meat.

Churches too often make excuses for this lack of fruit in the lives of the masses of professing believers that fill pews on any given Sunday. Others simply pronounce “Judge not” if anyone dares to point out the problem.
But what if we could capture a glimpse of what this would look like in the physical realm? What if we could see with our eyes what this perpetual spiritual infancy looks like?

Wonder mo more. The man in this video could be the poster child for the average American churchgoer.

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8 thoughts on “Perpetual spiritual infancy.

  1. I watched first minute of the video and threw up a little my mouth. Metaphors ARE useful and this one ought to cause everyone to examine himself.

  2. I actually preferred this video to the Paula White video, although both are appalling in their own way.

    Perhaps the Pilgrim is setting these forth in advance of a thorough compare-and-contrast overview of the types of spiritual disorders on display in the two presentations?

    CD

  3. It’s probably a good thing that my internet connection is too slow and choppy to view videos…just the imagery of the photo is seriously disturbing!! But it is also a perfect (and thoroughly disgusting) image of ‘perpetual infancy’… ugh…yeah…think I just threw up a little bit too…

  4. I second that, CD.

    Man, how’d you like to change one of THOSE diapers? *tiny vom, in the mouth*

    With mental images like that one, who needs Ipecac?

  5. I hope I always remember this video whenever I am wanting to be in a comfort zone, or when I have an attitude of selfishness, or when pride rises up. And I hope I am as nauseated each time as I was watching this video.

  6. “Infantilism?” How ’bout “just plain sick in the head ” for him and his nanny. It’s amazing to me that any type of self indulgent behavior can now have a DSM category. He could probably draw disability for this in California.

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