May the Lord make your love for one another and for all men wide and full like my love for you, so that your hearts may be strong and faultlessly pure in the sight of our God and Father, when our Lord Jesus appears with all his saints!
Let us therefore leave elementary Christian teaching alone and advance toward maturity. We must not be always relaying foundations, of repentance for wrong-doing, and of faith in God, with the teaching of baptism and the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and final judgment. And we will advance if God permits it.
Free yourselves, therefore, from all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of any kind, and like new-born babes crave the pure spiritual milk that will make you grow up to salvation, since you have tasted the Lord's kindness.