That ye might be filled with all the fullness of God._
Why should a Christian *”settle down”* as soon as he has come to know the Lord?
_I blame faulty exposition of the New Testament for stopping many Christians dead in their tracks, *causing them to shrug off any suggestion that there is still spiritual advance and progress beckoning them on.*_
It is the position of some would-be teachers that *everyone who comes into the kingdom of God by faith immediately obtains all there is of God’s spiritual provision.*
I believe that *such a teaching is as deadly as cyanide to the individual Christian life*. _It kills all hope of spiritual advance and causes many believers to adopt what I call “the creed of contentment.”_
I am sure you agree with me that *_there is always real joy in the heart of the person who has become a child of God._* Sound teaching of the Word will then hold out the goal of moving forward, *emulating the Apostles Paul’s desire to become a special kind of Christian!*
LET’S US PRAYER
_Lord, there are several areas in my spiritual life in which I would like to move forward. Guid me in this process through Your Word and through Your Church._