Ephesians 4:15 – Truth in love05-07-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet
… by craftiness with a view to the systematizing of the deception. Now being true, in love we should be making all grow into Him, Who is the Head, Christ…
Still, Paul’s subject here is, the purpose of the gifts to the ecclesia (:11). After the apostles had completed the word of God and had recorded it black on white, the ecclesia had matured. No longer to be led as a child without being able to be independent. Oriented to the completed scriptures.
The maturity of the ecclesia that Paul writes about is therefore not a phase that only comes in heavenly perfection. On the contrary, precisely in the midst of lies, cunning and error here on earth, the ecclesia would experience her maturity.
Since the ecclesia has been equipped with the complete word of God, she is in possession of the truth. The truth of what “is written”. Own opinions only bring division but proven truth makes óne. Thére we find each other. “If we walk in the light… we have fellowship with each other” (1 Joh. 1:7). In that light we experience love and grow in the increasing awareness of Him who is the Head. The resurrected Christ!