a lactose-intolerant generation

In my lifetime, faith and the spiritual are only going to get more and more complicated.  I fear that we as a body of Christ have gotten so caught up with spiritual milk that meat is almost foreign to our bodies.

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of God’s revelation. You need milk, not solid food.

Heb 5:12 (HCSB)

So what are these basic principles?

Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the  Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God, 2 teaching about ritual washings, laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And we will do this if God permits.

Heb 6:1-3 (HCSB)

There’s the list, right there.  Those are things we should understand, we should believe in as fundamental, basic aspects of the Christian life.  I don’t remember the last time I heard a sermon about laying on of hands… let alone the resurrection of the dead.  Let’s be honest; I’m not even sure I know what he means by resurrection of the dead in this context?

I feel like every now and then I get pieces of meat… but I’ve drunk so much milk that I can’t even process it all.  Is that the issue with my generation?  Have we been fed so much milk that we’ve become lactose-intolerant?  Is that why so many of my friends have lost contact with a church; because they’ve had their fill of milk and it was becoming sour?

I’m not saying there’s no meat out there to be had… but i want to be ready and strong for the days when new questions are asked, when we have less answers, and when faith-in-something becomes so very neccessary.

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