1 Corinthians 3
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.
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Is there a man/woman of GOD today that you consider the final authority when it comes to the word of GOD?
If your answer is yes, I appreciate you for being sincere, but you’re setting a snare for the man/woman and yourself too.
NO MAN OR WOMAN ALIVE TODAY HAS APPREHENDED OR IS A FINAL AUTHORITY ON THE WORD OF GOD; “for we know in part and prophecy in part…For now we see only a reflection darkly as through a mirror…”.-1Corint 13:11-12.
Do you know that Paul was acknowledging that he is fallible and not the final authority when he said ‘Follow me as I follow Christ’ (1Cor.11:1), meaning; TO THE DEGREE TO WHICH YOU SEE CHRISTLIKENESS IN ME, FOLLOW ME, OTHERWISE BYPASS ME, AND JUST LOOK UNTO JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH (Heb.12:1).
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it/attained it/apprehended/Made it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.-Phil.3:13.
But EVEN IF WE (the Apostles) or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under GOD’S curse!
Your pastor is answerable to you as Peter was answerable to Paul, and as Paul was answerable to the Bereans.
But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant.- Matt.20:25-26.
Peter didn’t forget; 1 Peter 5:3-4,”Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example. And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor.
I believe that irrespective of where we worship, we should test all spirits to know if they’re of GOD…-1John4:1.
We should study to show ourselves approved, workmen who doesn’t need to be ashamed, because we’re rightly dividing the word of truth.-2Tim.2:15.
We need to be built up/mature until we all reach unity in the faith…and stop being tossed by every wind of doctrine.-Eph.4:13-14.
We don’t need to agree with everything that our fathers in the Lord says; rather we need to press on from where (if) they stopped following Christ…..AND CONTEND FOR THE FAITH..-Jude 1:3.
See what Jesus Himself said,“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”-Matt.10:37.
Coined from fellowship with Michael Oloyede.
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READ YOUR BIBLE, MEDITATE, PRAY, AND OBEY GOD…Kuorire
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