Who’s Your Teacher?
At times when I have tried to show someone why and how we need to rightly divide the word of truth the question is asked “Who is teaching you this?” They are looking for an answer that names someone famous. For example the Mormons have Joseph Smith, the Catholics have the Pope, the Muslims have Mohammad, the Christian Scientists have Mary Baker Eddie, Family Radio has Herald Camping, Rick Warren with his Mega Churches, and the list goes on. Most if not all of these people claim to have had divine revelation from God. Some with new information and some with information clarified to be understood better.
Let me tell you a little bit about the guy who has been teaching me what some call heresy and others call just plain craziness.
He is a little guy that would wear glasses if he could afford them. He doesn’t have a lot of money because he requires no tithe to keep his small assembles running. He has a regular job on top of preaching and teaching. He travels a lot to speak to these small groups he has taught. I haven’t actually got to see him in person yet, but someday soon I will get to meet him and the other founders that started this movement.
This leader of the movement has had attempts on his life due to what he is preaching. The religious groups don’t like what he is saying. He has had messages form the Lord Jesus Christ several times. Unlike some of the previously mentioned movement leaders who have hundreds if not thousands of books, my leader has only written about 80 to 90 pages depending on which volume of his writings you get.
It has been reported that he brought a dead guy back to life and has healed many. He spoke in tongues several times when needed. He has been on several missionary trips to give the gospel to the heathen and barbarians in the remote parts of the world.
My teacher is Paul of Tarsus, the Apostle to the gentiles. He wrote Romans thru Philemon in your Bible. The Lord Jesus Christ came to him on the road to Damascus and gave him information that was hid in God before the foundation of the world not spoken of by the prophets of old. Paul is our foundation that we are to build on. Part of this mystery that was revealed to Paul was the purpose of the cross. Since we are sinners and have no way of paying the debt, Christ paid it for us by dying on the cross taking our sins on Himself. He (Christ) had faith that God would raise him from the dead. By God raising Christ from the dead it showed that God was satisfied with the payment for our sins and we are now reconciled. Believe this was done for you and you will meet the Lord in the air to go to heavenly places.
Grace and Peace