Man-made doctrines aren't found only in false religions and cults. Today they play an undeniable role in undermining the Evangelical church. Man-made doctrines enter and ensnare the church through a focus on human leadership rather than Christ's headship, and on the worldly mind instead of the authority of Scripture.
Man-made doctrines are the third of Satan's triple threats to the church that the Apostle Paul warns against in Colossians chapter two. He tells Christians how to keep man-made doctrines, and those who would impose them, from controlling the church. The cure is submission -- not to fleshly human leadership, but to the Divine headship of the preeminent Christ, and to the authority of His inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word.
Today we begin a set of messages focusing on this vital topic as we continue our series in Colossians chapter two titled Truth Above All.