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Ephesians 4:14 – no longer minors

05-07-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

That we may by no means still be minors surging hither and thither and being carried about by every wind of teaching by human caprice by craftiness with a view to the systematizing of the deception.

In the previous verses, Paul made it clear that the gifts that were given such as those of the apostles and prophets were only temporary in nature. They served to bring the ecclesia to maturity. Once that phase had begun, the believers would no longer have to be immature and be moved to and fro by every doctrinal wind. Because everything that is necessary to know, would then have been revealed and available to all believers.

This revealed and available knowledge is found in the completed scriptures. That is what was accomplished in the generation of apostles and prophets. Black on white. A stable basis for the generations that would follow. The gifts themselves disappeared because the men of the first hour died. But what they left behind for us is a complete record of the word of GOD. The collected scriptures, a divine library as an infallible standard. A rock in the surf, resistant to any waves and “wind of teaching”!

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