Steppingstones in the faith walk

By Apostle Frederick K.C. Price

The scripture says in Romans 13:8, owe no man anything. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t buy something on time and make installment payments. But don’t look to that as the end, or the way it will be the rest of your life. You should think of it in terms of getting out of debt. You use it as a steppingstone because the faith life is progressive development in faith.

No one is born a fully-grown physical adult. We aren’t born fully developed mentally, physically or psychologically. Some have gotten into a line of thinking that just because someone is born again they have become a fully developed Christian. But they aren’t.

They are born babies, and because they are babies they have to grow up. Sometimes they try to act as if they are grown up spiritually when in fact they aren’t.

I am sure that a six-year-old child can see an automobile or fire truck as it passes, but I doubt that he or she is thinking that they can drive them. They might want to try it. They might climb up on the seat, but their little feet won’t reach the floorboard or the accelerator pedal. They simply have not grown enough physically.

It is the same with some who hear the faith message. They hear the fact they don’t have to be sick or poor, and they desire a better life. But their faith life – their spiritual life – is not sufficiently developed to handle it. They then go off and say they are not going to that doctor anymore and are not going to take that medicine anymore. They don’t have their faith sufficiently developed to believe for the healing of a broken fingernail, but they try to believe for deliverance from cancer. It won’t work.

That isn’t faith. That is foolishness.

Use the means that are available to you as steppingstones to get to the point where you won’t have to use steppingstones anymore. When you first start out you aren’t there yet. But you never start anything at the end. You start at the beginning.
This modified selection was taken from Apostle Price’s book Faith, Foolishness, or Presumption?
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