Every Wind of Doctrine
by Randy Chambers, 2015-03-27
Ephesians 4:14-15, KJV: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
We may reason, that we live in an age of reason; and for that reason, it seems that any reason is good reason, and therefore, reason enough. Confusing? “I am astonished,” Paul writes, “that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ” (Gal. 1:6-7). There is a good reason we place Scripture as our Authority for doctrine. As doctrines are built upon the foundations of individual reason, we find desertion of the absolute truth of God, we propagate and persist confusion, and we pervert the Gospel by filtering it through individual perception. There is a dire need for the people of God to come back to His truth; to throw much reason to the wind, and let doctrine be built solely upon the firm and unchanging foundation of Jesus Christ.