At one time I was very turned off by that expression. What exactly is a baby Christian anyway? From what I have seen over the years it must refer to the people who walk out of the church before the service is over after feeling that the Pastor had referred to them as such.
Today I have discovered the magic associated with the phrase. Oh, I better be careful not to mention the word magic around mature Christians. They have the tendency to associate the word with the demonic. Makes you wonder who really are the babies?
Any how, today I received a epiphany! Jesus said that we must come to him as a child. Being a baby or child is exactly what we should be upon our acceptance of Christianity in our lives. We must be a blank canvas. As he said, we can’t put new wine into old wine skins or the old wine shins will burst. This means that as we, mature Christians (LOL) concentrate on holding on to our old ways we leave no room for the new.
You see, the Kingdom is constantly growing and advancing. Christianity is not finished yet. It is a work in progress!