This scripture was one of several similar ones in my discussions yesterday about arrogant, self-appointed heresy-hunters, or modern-day Inquisitors, who sit in judgement and condemn their brethren in Christ. They watch out for and denounce division whereas actually fomenting it, thereby serving only to further the strategies of the accuser of the brethren!
The Lord Jesus taught us that only He must be in charge. Most Christian leaders reject that directive. This is part of the reason why an alternative form of Christianity was created long ago.
Only the Lord Jesus is worthy of praise. Unless anyone out there has done what He did no one else qualifies. Yet we continue to have the equivalent of bowing before religious leaders and kissing their rings as if they somehow managed to grab a hold of something higher than the rest of us and land upon a leadership summit denied to everyone else. In reality, of course, no such place exists within His Community and never has.
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