Of Apostles, Prophets & Pharisees

What is the foundation of the reformed modern Christian church? Is it not knowledge with the cornerstone of academic degrees; self-feted by the legalism of a proud correctness.

God operates differently!

you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:19-21)

As the churches' foundation the apostles are the builders while the prophets are the regulators and encouragers.

It was the Apostles who first built the church, and the prophets who first regulated (under Divine instruction) the old wayward habits of God's new people.

The Apostles called for prayer and preached with supernatural boldness.

The Prophets called Israel to repentance, exposing the paucity of hearts fed by a failed religious system.

Religious systems have not changed; they are only redressed in a fresher finery.

The religious Pharisee still lives, threatening the Apostles and Prophets to this day; for the Pharisees are the very fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.

Beware the yeast of the Pharisees. (Mark 8:15)

Pharisees are recognisable when their rules now define righteousness, and their knowledge eloquently measures it.

As in the days of Elijah so too this day, for the Apostle or Prophet will always clash with false religion.

Where there are religious sparks God is at work.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"Righteousness will always prevail for evil cannot defeat righteousness." ~ Michael Cartwright

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