The 3 types of people according to faith
- Ordinary(natural) people
- Carnal (fleshly) people, and
- Spiritual people
Let us look at each type separately;
Natural (ordinary) people
Ordinary people are people with no faith in the word; the faithless.
Characteristics of ordinary people
- Everything to them happens ordinarily or naturally.
- They call occurrences; luck, accidents and other ordinary names.
- They are filled with the spirit of the world (evil spirit) which imparts them with worldly wisdom and knowledge which is folly in the eyes of God.
- They provide solutions to problems or explanations to situations and occurrences in a human natural ordinary way using their acquired world knowledge and wisdom.
Natural people lack the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor 2:14: But the natural man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: and he is not able to understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Do not be shocked to see a person behaving or acting as an animal to fellow-man.
Carnal (fleshly) people
These are people with little or weak faith; the doubters.
Fleshly because they are sinful; flesh is sin and sin is death.
Characteristics of fleshly people
- Doubters; They doubt God and the word of God
- Always obeying the flesh thus fleshly
- Babies in Christ; they still need to be fed with milk not solid food.
Babies in Christ are new converts or old converts who are stuck in the milk doctrines.
Being stuck in the milk doctrine means that you are still drawn by and to the world and the same time you claim to be a Christian. You go to church on Sunday to get spiritual imparting and nourishment but after that you are in the clubs or sinning elsewhere.
You still need to be fed with milk doctrine for you to take your flesh on Jesus Christ cross, destroy it and move to perfection.
1 Cor 3:1-2: And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1 Cor 3:3-5: For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
Fleshly people are neither cold nor hot, thus Luke-warm and doubters. They are half-spiritual and half-worldly and God will spew them from His mouth.
Rev 3:16: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
Fleshly people are the carnal people carnally minded.
Rom: 8:6-7: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
These are people with great faith; the faithful.
They have the spirit of God (Holy Spirit), with the mind and wisdom of Jesus Christ not knowledge and wisdom taught by the world.
Do people have the mind of Jesus Christ?
Yes! Spiritual people have the Mind of Jesus.
They understand the gifts of Holy Spirit bestowed to them, interpreting spiritual truths and they judge all things.
These are the people who please God and God is pleased with them and heaven is their home.