Peter Pan Syndrome

The Peter Pan Syndrome describes one’s inability to believe they are of an older age and/or to engage in behavior usually associated with adulthood. The term comes from the fictional children’s character Peter Pan, who never ages. The Word of God addresses this conduct as: THE CHRISTIAN WHO REFUSES TO GROW UP IN KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR.
 
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first
principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use
have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Hebrews 5:12-14
 
This is talking about “adult understanding“. Get this picture:
 
A little child might think that if his daddy really loved him, he would stay home and play with him all day, every day. In his childish thinking, he could not appreciate the much larger and complicated world outside his playpen that required his father’s love to leave the child every working day, to provide for his wellbeing. That is outside his ability to comprehend, but in the normal course of development this and much more would be understood. It’s called “growing up“. The spiritual implications coming from this are huge for the Kingdom of God.
 
Pastor Don Foster, Sr.