The bride is NOT the head of the Church
The Bride knows less that she thinks she does. And many times, when things are said in the name of the Groom, it’s really just the Bride speaking. The more the Bride speaks, the harder it is to hear the Groom. Currently there are several thousands of Christian books which simply contain the Bride’s thoughts, & it’s hard to wade through them all to find what the Groom is speaking. When the Groom does speak, few of us realize it, especially the person it was spoken through. (Robert Brownell)
There are people in the Church who have chosen to ignore the fact that the bride is NOT the head of the Church. These falsely assume that they can put anything and everything in the written Word of God to a vote and then make the choice of the majority as a replacement for what the Bible says. If you are part of such church groups then for the sake of your own soul and your family leave such a group right away. Don’t care as to who in your church group gets offended. It’s better to please God than to please the people.
Now you might ask ‘who is the head of the Church?’. Well if you read the first chapter of Colossians, it’s abundantly clear that Christ Jesus is the head of the Church. Let me directly give you the key verses below:
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. (Colossians 1:15-18)
So with the above verses it is even more clear that the body of Christ also called the church, which is referred to as the bride of Christ is NOT the head of the Church.
Jesus the Lamb of God is coming for his Bride the Church. So to be a part of the Church means you are to concern yourself with purity and loyalty to the Lord God.
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” (Revelation 19:7-9)
Now you may have a preacher who encourages you with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Also, in your local church you might have elders and maybe a structured hierarchy too. I mean absolutely no disrespect to them at all but you must hold on to the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is still greater than them no matter how good they are. They are just the friends of Christ and the ministers of Christ but not Christ himself.
With that being said, no one and I mean no one in the Church at any given time and place is legally nor spiritually allowed to override nor circumvent the Word of God. Anyone who forces the local churches to say no to even a single bit of the Holy Scripture is to be opposed and not to be accepted as God’s messenger. Anyone in the church who tries to take a vote on getting rid of the principles, wisdom, laws and prophecies mentioned in the Bible which is mandated for you to follow, is not from the Lord God and is in fact a worker of temptation. Any person who tries to put his teachings and rules above the Word of God or even tries to make them equal to the Word of God is not worthy of your time, money and efforts. Read the Bible and pray to the Holy Spirit for counsel instead.
Do not listen nor accept the stupidity of those who tempt you to let go of even one little thing of God’s will for you. Jesus has put a very strong warning to those who will try to tempt the children of God as mentioned in the below verses:
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:1-6)
And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. (Luke 17:1-2)
- Creflo Dollar’s Plea for More Dollars (burningfireshutinmybones.wordpress.com)
- Christianity Without Christ (mymorningmeditations.com)
- You Are a Child of God. (1956msbess.wordpress.com)
- the proverbial path of salvation (believinginchristjesus.wordpress.com)
- Sufficient… What does it mean that the Bible is sufficient? (altruistico.wordpress.com)
Posted on April 9, 2015, in Christ, Discernment, Prophecy and tagged avoid heresy, Christ Jesus, expose falsehood, Holy Spirit, warning against heresy. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
A very good message. A week or so ago I posted some material on “Apostasy in the Church” of which you have contributed greatly with your post here.
Also, thank you for linking a post of mine to help emphasize your message. That too is greatly appreciated.
May the God Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless and keep you and yours always.
You’re most welcome. May God reward you for your work for the glory of Jesus our Savior, in this life and in the life that is to come.
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I love this post ! Amen ! and Amen! The truth told 🙂
Great post. It reminds me of some of my feelings that I have blogged about. People don’t realize that the leaders in our churches are do not have the final say on any matter. God does. Christ is the head of the church and we are his body; his hands and feet. We need to remember to go to God’s Word to be sure of the truth and not just say, “well, the pastor said it, so it’s good enough for me.” Christians, unfortunately, have become lazy and complacent. I know that sounds a bit harsh, but the fact is that we need to hear harsh truth sometimes. We need to be comparing what we hear in our churches or from any other source and compare it to the Word of God. We need to stop following man’s traditions above God’s will. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome. I agree to your wisdom as well. God bless and keep up his good work in you.