When The WHOLE Body Works

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Ephesians 4:11-16 NIVUK
http://bible.com/113/eph.4.11-16.NIVUK

Amazing when the whole body works together; so also with the body of Christ…working as a unit, not one part with a mind of its own, parilized, selfish, not doing what Christ the head has laid down.

Glory to our Sovereign God to do surgery on all of us, give us a spine & fully function for HIM.
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Saw this on a Church Facebook page and how true it is people let us down & when there is more emphasis on pleasing people, the pastor, church leaders than in pleasing God you will always find discontentment.

Oh to all be on the same page, “Scriptural” doctrine, not one man’s philosophy or a few views that don’t match Scripture or even are found to be contrary to GOD’S WORD.

IF YOU FIND THAT IN YOUR CHURCH, WHERE YOU GATHER TO WORSHIP, LEAVE.

DON’T LOOK BACK, LEAVE.

It may break your heart & may even feel like you are going through a divorce, you are, but better to disconnect yourself than be lumped in with them & found just as guilty in God’s eyes.

Look at Eph. 4 one more time, especially verse 14
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
Ephesians 4:14 NIV
http://bible.com/111/eph.4.14.NIV

In a complete attempt to divorce myself from churches that I’ve seen with leaders like this in the past I hate to even share the details but I had one Pastor tell me, “his philosophy is that he was the pastor of that church and anybody that was going to that church while, he was the pastor, he was responsible for getting them into heaven and if they did not attend that church regularly they would not be going to heaven. They were not even Chistians.”

Absolutely Ludacris!!!

I’m not sure where this teaching comes from but as I read in Ephesians it does warn me that those churches & types of leaders have been around for a very long time and to avoid them and not participate and be part of their fellowship.

I will keep my faith in Christ, not in man & if man shares that faith I willl find true fellowship & be part of Christ’s body that functions.

In Christ,
Beetle

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