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Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.  (Matthew 5:48)

Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature (teleios).  (1 Corinthians 14:20)

This passage illustrate teleios in a contrast as teleios is (mature) contrasted with children.  Spiritual maturity verses immaturity is presented as a choice.  When it comes to understanding the things of the Spirit we are encouraged to be mature as opposed to immature children.  Clearly there is a choice to be made on our part.  What choice will you make?  Embrace the process and grow forward in Christ.

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