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how a mature man has to be?

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by lambofgod43985889, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:56 PM.

  1. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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    according to the bible
     
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    joshua 1 9 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mature means to produce fruit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness & Self Control. If the tree does not produce fruit then it is cut down and thrown into the fire.
     
  3. PloverWing

    PloverWing Episcopalian

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    How mature does a man have to be for what? To get married? To be a church leader? To be everything God wants him to be? What goal do you have in mind?

    And (acknowledging that English may not be your first language), when you say "man", do you mean "person" or "male person"? That is, are you looking for gender-specific virtues that apply to men in particular, or gender-independent virtues that apply to all people?
     
  4. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic

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    What a great reply!
     
  5. timothyu

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    I might add that far too many put stipulations on who will be the receipient of each.

    Mature man will no longer depend on others as a child does, but will serve ALL (in the ways mentioned above) rather than expect something in return.
     
  6. Aabbie James

    Aabbie James A Slave of Christ Jesus

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    1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
     
  7. timothyu

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    Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
     
  8. Job3315

    Job3315 Well-Known Member

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    I feel the question is incomplete, care to elaborate?
    How mature, according to the Bible, a man has to be...
    To what? To become a man? To be a christian? To give fruit? To manifest the kingdom?

    If your question is referring to becoming a mature man then I agree with this reply, but the thing is, we cannot produce anything on our own. Only by having a personal relationship with Jesus (the vine) we can give of the fruits of the Spirit, everything else is fake; being able to purely manifest the fruits of the Spirit is a condition/manifestation of a heart in communion with God, while sin is a condition/manifestation of a heart that is disconnected from God. We suffered a disconnection from God's Spirit in the Garden of Eden, Jesus brought back that connection to restore us back to the Father. A pure heart comes only by having a relationship with Jesus. Maturity comes from that relationship.
     
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  9. RaymondG

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    Are you referring to mature in Life, or spiritually mature?
     
  10. com7fy8

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    "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)

    This goes for leaders, but I see this also needs to be how we all relate gently and humbly and we feed our good example to each other.

    "with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love," (Ephesians 4:2)

    So, we all need to be gentle and humble with each other and have "longsuffering" ready always, because any of us can be wrong, at times.
     
  11. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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    mature in christ a male individual
     
  12. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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    both
     
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