Most Important Goal

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The greatest need of the church today is maturity. The most important goal of every Christian, therefore, should be to grow up into Christ (that is, become like Him in all things); for the church through whom God will reap the end-time harvest and execute His final judgments will be a fully mature one and nothing less.

So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine . . . Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

—Ephesians 4:14–15 AMPC

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