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What Is Christian Maturity?

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Christian maturity is being a responsible son or daughter of God. I think the mature in Christ are people who have stopped being concerned about their own needs and pursuits, and have entered into the global vision of their Father, so that they may transform a hurting world. The mature go out as His agents in order to accomplish the aims of the Lord's Prayer, "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" ( ).

It's like a son who is being brought into the family business. Instead of racing fast cars and running around with girls, he finally buckles down and says, "Dad, I'm part of it. It's my business, too, and I'm going to work hard and undertake the burden of this work." That is real maturity. We undertake the burden of God in the way Jesus Christ would do it. Not in the energy and heat of our own flesh, striving to do something ourselves, but in the anointing of the Spirit of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Excerpt taken from Answers to 200 of Life's Most Probing Questions, Copyright 1984 by Pat Robertson. 

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Dr. Robertson served as the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN); co-founder, chancellor, and chief executive officer of Regent University; founder of Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation (OB); founder and president of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ); co-founder and chairman of International Family Entertainment, Inc.; and a leading force behind several other influential organizations and broadcast entities. His greatest treasure in life was knowing Jesus Christ and having the privilege of proclaiming Him and His power to others