christian, knowledge, maturation, faith, mature
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The Authorized Version does not use the term "mature." But the idea is completely Biblical. It assumes that a Christian, as a Christian, is not a statistical, either-or being, but that he is the product of a birth, a growth, and an expanding life. To speak of a Christian as mature suggests that he has arrived at the peak of that growth, that he has arrived at the climax of the development of his faith and his life with God.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Philippians 3:10-13; 1 John 1:8-10; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; 1 Peter 1:22-2:3; Hebrews 5:12-6:2; 2 Corinthians 5:15-21; John 3:1-16; Ephesians 2:1-10; Colossians 3:1-10; Colossians 1:21-23; Galatians 5:16-25; Romans 7:24-25; James 1:2-12; James 3:13-18;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Caemmerer, Richard R.
"The Mature Christian,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 24, Article 54.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol24/iss1/54