In a discussion I had earlier today, I asked how we measure spiritual growth.
Of course, the standard is that someone grows into the image of Christ, but is this measurable in any way?
The Bible says this:
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
—2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV
For those of us who have a Christian education background, what test do we use to measure the change from one degree of glory to another?
This is an important issue for us as we seek to make disciples. A few attempts to standardize a test exist, but usually some group of people winds up being underserved by the application of the test.
See also this follow-up: