Witnessing To Babes In Christ

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Hi M____,
Thank you for your question. You ask about witnessing to the truth of God’s Word.
It takes the inspiration of the holy spirit to give us the right words to speak at the right time. It is but the efforts of a carnal mind to try and force anyone to see the truths in God’s Word. It is only natural for us to want others to see what we have been so freely given to see. But it is not given to the multitudes to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

Mat 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them [ the multitudes who come to Christ] in parables?
Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

This is what Paul was dealing with in the church at Corinth which was wanting to identify with the various messengers instead of the message:

1Co 1:11  For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1Co 1:12  Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
1Co 1:13  Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

The orthodox churches can read this, but they cannot see or hear that it is speaking of them and their thousands of denominations all founded by men and not by Christ. Is Christ divided? According to those who teach “unity in the essentials and tolerance in the nonessentials”, Christ is very divided. But Christ and His Truth do not depend upon the opinions of men. The majority, no matter how great it is, does not impress Him who is The Truth. His Word is who He is, and it does not change to suit either the so- called essentials or the nonessentials. It has never changed, and it is as it always was and always will be, the simple Truth.
Now this is also true for the subject of babes in Christ who are still in Babylon. There is not one gospel for babes and another for those on the “strong meat” of God’s Word. I urge you to read Strong Delusion – Will God’s Strong Delusion Deceive You? The same gospel containing both the milk and the meat, is simply received in “babes in Christ” as the “Christ and Him crucified” milk that the entire orthodox Christian church thrives on to this very day. It is true that Christ died for our sins, but if that is all you are ever able to receive, then you will spiritually die of spiritual malnutrition. ‘The heir, as long as he is a babe is no different from a slave’ to sin and death.

Gal 4:1  Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

When you witness for Christ, your witness is much more a matter of how you live your life than it is whether you understand the doctrine of universal salvation. It is not incumbent upon any of us to tell those in Babylon about the doctrine of universal salvation, unless God gives us the opportunity to do so. When that opportunity arrives then by all means, “be ready to give and answer to him that asks you a reason for the hope that lies within you, with meekness and fear.”

1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to [ give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

The “sanctified heart” comes first because that is our walk. Our way of life speaks so loud that people cannot hear what we say:

Rom 2:24  For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

The doctrine of universal salvation is what Hebrews six calls in the King James “eternal judgment.”

Heb 6:1  Therefore leaving [ Going beyond] the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection [ Greek – completion]; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Heb 6:2  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Those are the six “milk” doctrines of “the first oracles of God.” They are one and all for “carnal… babes in Christ.”

1Co 3:1  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able .
1Co 3:3  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal , and walk as men?
1Co 3:4  For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

“Carnal… babes in Christ” are just as much a prize for the Adversary as are the completely uninitiated. His goal is to keep us out of the kingdom of God at whatever the cost. Whether we ever get beyond this “carnal… babes in Christ” stage is entirely up to the holy spirit of God. So be ready to witness for Christ. But don’t be overly anxious about what you are to say. Here is what we are told to remember in every situation:

Mat 10:19  But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

“When they deliver you up” is not the only time God’s spirit will tell you what to say. Anyone who is hungry for God’s Truth and is into His Word will always be made ready by the holy spirit to give an answer in every situation.
I appreciate your interest, and you do need to be familiar with what the Bible says about the subject of the aions. But you do not need to worry about how anyone will receive this Truth. Opening eyes is the work of the holy spirit alone.
I hope this helps you to see that your main concern should be to live a sanctified life. Always be digging into God’s Word and those very words which are spirit, the words of God himself, will make you ready and will give you the words you need when you need them.

1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.


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