2.24.17 – 1 Cor 3:1

s there such thing as a carnal Christian? Paul brings this question in 1Corinthians 3. I’m in no position to render an answer to that but the thought I draw from this is that it’s more a question of wisdom. Paul addresses the Corinthians as “babes in Christ”. If this is true then Yes, Paul considers them to be Christians. In using the word ‘babes” and the phraseology surrounding it, he also seems to say they have much to learn. To that I would say “don’t we all”!
I’ve recently read a few articles/ Facebook posts about some pretty hot topics as they relate to Christians. One subject in particular seems to be a religious volleyball, the LGBT community. This is NOT a cut and dried topic. As Christians we must view this lifestyle as a sin, if not we might as well just shut down the whole operation. Keeping this in mind, above all else, we must still love our neighbor.
In applying the question of wisdom who is the wiser? The LGBT individual that has a heart for Jesus or the Christians who “secretly sin” but hold proverbial stones ready to throw? I guess the answer is none of the above …… as both still choose to sin. The only litmus test for Christians that I know of is, are you growing closer to Christ or do you continue to deny the grace and healing he offers? Is your wisdom born of him or what the world is wanting you to believe. That was Paul’s point then and it remains for us to answer to today. 1 Corinthians 3:1 – But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.