THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH
"And He is the head of the body, the church ... that in all things He might have the pre-eminence" (Colossians 1:18).
Clever philosophers combined their intellectual treasures in a subtle strategy to divest Christ of His deity and glory. Significantly the Holy Spirit energizes Paul, a man of transcendent intellectual skill, to present Christ in the sphere of His highest glory. Paul could not bear to see the peerless splendor of Christ eclipsed and exalts Him, diffusing a brilliance of spiritual light in establishing the absolute pre-eminence of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Church history unfolds another stunning fact. While Satan failed to destroy the church through weird philosophies, it is apparent that he succeeded in neutralizing Paul's unique message with its heavenly calling II Timothy 1:15). What heartbreak and sadness are bound in his swan song. As Paul unveiled God's secret purpose this age, the stalwart saints of Asia, Galatia and Rome withdrew systematically, clinging to an admixture of Law and Grace a tragic fusing of Israel and the Body Church.
Paul was not just another apostle, nor one of the twelve (Ephesians 3:1, Galatians 2:8,9, I Timothy 1:11-17, I Cor- inthians 3:9-11). Dispensationally, Paul's revelation was not a development of Judaism but gloriously new and super heavenly in scope.
Lift from our eyes, Oh Lord, the blindness that spawned the terrible dark ages of the church.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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