One of the major reasons so many judeo-Christians are deceived is they suck and swallow milk, skipping over the difficult and oftentimes controversial passages of Scripture, the meat. Given the meat of the word, they choke. Solid food is avoided at all cost.
Their judeo-Christian pastor feeds “his” lambs milk, week after week, by which they are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Truth is the meat, the solid food of teachers and mature Christians.
“For everyone that uses milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to them that are of full age, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5:13-14
These spiritual children are “tossed and carried about with every wind of teaching by the deceitful unprincipled cunning of men, with a view to systematized error.”
Instead, we are to hold the truth in love, we may grow up to Him in all things.” Ephesians 4:14-15.
The number of immature Christians one encounters in the typical judeo-Christian congregation is astonishing. An entire meeting hall of immature sheep being sheared regularly to support their flat stone teacher-pastor, foreign missionaries casting the pearl of the Gospel to the dogs, and every third world charity that comes through town with their hand out.
Where are the mature Christians Paul wished for? (II Corinthians 13:9) Paul said he could do “nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.” (verse 8) Maturity is tied to truth. Without truth there is no “completeness, ” no maturity.
We have today in the world an entire generation of baby Christians. They have never grown up.
Darn near impossible to have an adult conversation with these baby judeo-Christians. Bring up a mature adult topic, anything dealing with the truth, the solid food of the word, and immediately hackles are raised and the bleating starts. “What you are telling me can’t be the truth, it’s not what my pastor (and everyone else around me) believes.”
As individual workmen we are to study the word for ourselves, so that we ourselves are workmen that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15. How ashamed most of the judeo-Christians I meet should be. They have been and are being deceived, and so easily, simply because they avoid the strong food of the word, the truth, and instead are being led astray by “jewish fables.” Titus 1:14
Only those those who desire to remain immature avoid truth.
The remedy is simple: study the word of God for yourself; stop skipping over those passages of Scripture that disagree with your current paradigm, study the word beneath the surface, dig deep into the original languages, don’t avoid those controversial topics and rightly divide, rightly discern the word of God.
Then, armed with the truth, live your life so that others desire what you possess. Be doers of the Word, not readers only.