It’s Cute When the Baby Makes a Mess

discipleWhy do we do what we don’t want to do, and don’t do what we should do? It’s a question of “doo.”

Sin is messy, no doubt. And for the Christian on a journey, we all want to put this issue of sin in its proper perspective. Some say we sin because we believe wrong things. But the Bible says we sin because of the fall of man in the Garden of Eve, and we are separated from Him. But it also says in Romans 5, 6 and 7 that when we repent and have faith, we are no longer a slave to our sin but a slave to Jesus’ righteousness.  That said, I found a fascinating article ripe (sorry!) for discussing over at Kevin Kleint’s blog, Honor of Kings, and have reprinted it in part with permission:

It’s Cute When the Baby Makes a Mess

By Kevin Kleint, Honor Of Kings

The following comparison may be rather crude to some of you (and I apologize ahead of time, if it is) but I believe that it expresses the Father’s viewpoint rather well.

Sinning is very similar to pooping our pants.

Come on, don’t cringe … let’s think about it for just a few minutes.

When we were babies, this happened quite frequently … in fact, several times a day. After this mortifying event occurred, the only thing that we could do is just sit there and cry about it because, after all, we were babies … what else could we do? Very soon after hearing our desperate plea for help, one of our parents (most likely our mother) would come in and change the diaper, gently reassuring us that everything was alright, maybe even cooing and joking about it.

Can you hear it in your mind? … “Oh Lookie! The baby made a poo poo! You’re so cute! Oh yes, you are!” And we would lay there on the changing table, smiling, knowing that mom (or dad) had it all taken care of. They would be there for us to fulfill our every desire. All we had to do was cry (or scream).

Wasn’t that a wonderful life?

That is what a “baby Christian’s” life is like. Even though they frequently sin, the Father treats them with an abundance of patience and mercy, with little or no consequence. The Father knows that they are only babies … their knowledge and ability is limited and they are very tender at that stage in their development.

As believers, we should mimic this behavior with “baby Christians”. If we abuse, or are harsh to, spiritual infants, God sees us in the same way that we see a child abuser.

Dirty Diaper? Are You Kidding Me?

TeenagerUnfortunately, all good things must end and all cute babies must grow. It’s a fact of life. Mental and emotional growth may not happen, but physical growth is usually a “given”.

Now bear with me. Imagine a scenario where your teenager walks up to you, looks you right in the eyes … and then proceeds to poop his/her pants. What would you feel?

Not only that, but after your beloved child performs the deed, he/she has the audacity to sit down in the middle of the mess and start crying and screaming for you to help. Would you act the same as when they were babies?

  • Would you coo and giggle about it?
  • Would you say, “Oh Lookie! You made a poopie!”
  • Would you pat him on the head and say, “It’s OK Junior, I’ll go get you another diaper. Just go lay down on the changing table and I’ll clean you up!”

… I would hope not ….

If I may be so bold, I believe you would feel utter revulsion and disgust! I mean, this poo poo is no longer baby poo poo!

I would hope that there would be a consequence for Junior’s actions. Junior knows full well that you don’t poop your pants, he’s gone PAST that stage.

OK, I know this scenario seems a “tad” overboard, but I believe it’s what the Father feels as we grow older in our journey towards becoming like Messiah. These VERY basic transgressions must become fewer and farther between … eventually being eliminated altogether.  (Read the rest here)

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2 Responses to It’s Cute When the Baby Makes a Mess

  1. Mr Davis says:

    This same Idea is expressed in the Scriptures in Hebrews

    The author here is slaming them "the Jews" for not being able to step into their God given role yet. That is to teach how we are to maintain ourselves in all Holiness without which we will by no means enter heaven.

    Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

    What did they have that made them suited to this task. They had the Scriptures "The Law and the prophets" as it is mentioned in Romans 15. for these are the basis for the New Testiment.

    1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written , The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

    4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

    5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

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  2. Consider looking into In That Day Teachings… lots of people have prayed for such…

    Mystic Tyrants Are What They Do!
    By Robert Winkler Burke
    Book #6 of In That Day Teachings
    12/03/09 http://www.inthatdayteachings.com

    People are fallen by nature,
    And inclined to fall,
    This Enlightenment tells us,
    To stop the worst of all.

    And what is the worst of all?
    Why, it’s always mystic tyranny!
    Always illogical mystic tyranny,
    Keeps mankind from being truly free!

    And who are mystic tyrants?
    They are the look-good-are-bad,
    Who, by trickery, circumvent thought,
    To get and hold power: to be mad!

    Always we must believe give-to-get,
    From the look-good-are-bad,
    They are at the top of getting: glad!
    We at the bottom of giving: sad!

    For our own good we give-to-get,
    Mystic tyrants always misconstrue!
    Whether preacher, king or teacher,
    Mystic tyrants are what they do!

    Do they demand no question,
    Ever be asked?
    That’s a mystic tyrant,
    Your neck he’ll ax!

    Do they avoid critical reasoning?
    Watch out there, buddy!
    They’ll make give-to-get crystal clear,
    When it is muddy.

    Vote with your feet, partner,
    Vote with your wallet,
    The way to stop tyrants,
    Leave and close pocket.

    That hits mystic tyrants,
    Like a sniper,
    Leave and don’t pay ‘em,
    They’ll wet diaper!

    People are fallen by nature,
    And inclined to fall,
    This Enlightenment tells us,
    To stop the worst of all.

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