Beware of Man-Made Doctrines
By Dr. Paul M. Elliott
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.
Christian, do you know that the Word of God calls you an alien in this present evil world? Do you understand what that means? In view of that fact, how should your life, and the life of your church, be different from the world?
Scripture warns against three principal categories of compromise with this present evil world - in relationships, resources, and religion.
Does Biblical separation only mean that we separate ourselves from certain people or groups that don't stand for or against the same things we do?
All rights reserved. This article may be reproduced in its entirety only,
for non-commercial purposes, provided that this copyright notice is included.
We also suggest that you include a direct hyperlink to this article
for the convenience of your readers.