"Trickery Scheming of Doctrine of Man..."
“Trickery Scheming of Doctrine of Man…”
Because of the equipping of the saints and the building up of the church…
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
…we to no longer be children.
There is more.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
We are to no longer be children.
We are not to be tossed here and there as by waves…
We are not to be tossed about by every wind of doctrine…teaching…instructions…
We are not to be tossed about by the trickery of men…
We are not to be tossed about by craftiness in deceitful scheming…
What protects us from all this?
The functioning of the Body as the Lord designed.
This explains much about the church today.
We do not know the Word.
We do not function/operate/live as the Word directs.
We do not have the proper form/function/etc. related to leadership.
More often than not, we follow the patterns and principles of the world/man rather than the Word of the Lord.
Do not be deceived.
Do not be tricked.
Do not succumb to scheming.
Know the Truth of the Word.
Be filled with the Spirit.
And you will know the false…
…to be continued…