Ephesians 4:14-15 (NET) So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes. But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head.
On social media yesterday, I saw the posts of a certain young man who had been properly deceived by certain doctrines of demons. His theology was polluted with astrology and different levels of mysticism. He was trying to sound knowledgeable but was simply revealing how deceived he had been. I couldn’t help but feel some level of pity for him because unlike many believers today, he was given to some study, only that he had been studying the wrong things and had been tossed back and forth by the trickery of certain people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes. There is always a new wind of false doctrines these days. It is either the once saved always saved error or the Christian mysticism movement, or the covetousness inducing doctrines cloaked as the prosperity gospel, etc.
If believers are not properly taught by those ordained by the Lord to teach them, they would be taught by those ordained by the devil to scheme them. That’s the sad reality. it is only believers that are properly taught that can practice the truth in love(see Ephesians 4:15)
If the Lord has called you into ministry to the body, you are expected to preach and teach the people he has sent you to. This means you must pay special attention to studying in order to show yourself approved unto God so that you can rightly divide the word of truth(see 2 Timothy 2:15). You must do this because your work on earth will be appraised by how effectively you do this.
Go into today remembering that one sign that people have not been properly taught is that they would be spiritual babes who can be tossed to and from by every new wind of doctrine.
Prayer: Father, help the church in my generation grow in corporate maturity, In Jesus name. Amen.
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