Episode 123

What is the "Milk" and "Meat" of the Word?

My wife Chelsea and I address our first listener question:

What does the Bible mean by the "milk" and "meat" of the Word?

Three key passages mention "milk" and two of them compare it to "meat":

  1. 1 Peter 2:2-3
  2. 1 Corinthians 3:2
  3. Hebrews 5:12-14

The listener heard these passages explained as Sunday School stories for "milk" and understanding different Greek words as "meat."

After reading these passages in their full context we think they're really talking about maturity of conduct and avoiding unnecessary divisions. Christians who can eat "strong meat" are those who can determine right from wrong and solve problems of conflict in light of the basic principles of God's Word.

We also bring a little politics into our understanding of these passages. Mature Christians shouldn't fall prey to the world's politics that make people fight over things.

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.