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SUMMARY: You don’t need a telescope, microscope, or horoscope to realise the fullness of Christ
Have you noticed that false teachers urge their listeners to read between the lines and behind the words in scripture? A DVD sent to Church Leader Pearls for our comment showed a speaker telling his audience that they were
"too in the shallows and still on herbs and milk. Therefore, he could not teach them the seven levels of God’s wisdom, which God showed him".
These are the kinds of challenges and false teachings churches face. Really now, the infinite God has a finite level of wisdom! Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we will never comprehend what he knows and does (Psl 147:5).
The spread of Christianity now reaches millions on a daily basis. Church Leader Pearls suggests that the matter is not about how the audience understands what they hear or read; whether the talk or content is complex or simple. The crux of the matter is whether the masses receive divine truth.
There will always be the detractors who despise and attack divine truth or the gospel. Church leaders will remember what Jesus said, Do not throw your pearls to them. They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you (Matt 7:6).
Then there are the true seekers who hunger and thirst after righteousness. They seek deeper, divine truths by which we must live. Remember that Jesus our Lord did not explain the deeper, divine truths of his parables to everyone. He only went deeper with the genuinely interested true seekers, who seriously wanted to live by and do, his words of truth (Matt 13:34; Matt 13:10-11; John 6:68 John 14:12). Church Leader Pearls urges church leaders to distinguish between the detractors and the true seekers. These are the kinds of challenges and false teachings churches face.
Then there are the curious. There is an insatiable curiosity of people to ignore sound doctrine coupled with their desire to hear new things. To satisfy the curious - false teachers, preachers, and prophets have appeared. They specialise in tickling the ears of audiences by speaking pleasant things, illusions (Isa 30:10), and spreading ideas that subtly erode the connection between God and truth and the bible (2 Tim 4:3). In the process, they give their listeners the support for compromise. These are the kinds of challenges and false teachings churches face.
Church Leader Pearls contends that you do not need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. We do not have to run after mysteries and secrets, be obsessed with angels or seek out visions. The source of our life is Christ, who puts us together in one piece, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the Head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God only as he nourishes us (Col 2:1-19).
Simple faith is to believe both that God exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who want to approach him and seek him. Simple faith is to seek out the knowledge of God from the scriptures and to find Jesus as eternal life (John 5:39-40). It takes simple faith to believe that even though things have not happened yet, they are true because God said so. Church Leader Pearls respectfully submits that this is plain truth and simple faith.