1.Selfish—puffed up with knowledge; only the leader knows it all/hides ‘knowledge’ ‘from the flock ..GENTILE LEADER
2. Selfless –Love is the basis of knowledge therefore shares with the flock and edifies the flock; where there is edification there is Love…TRUE LEADER
Gentile Spiritual Leaders think they are Mr know it all and thus the only source of knowledge of the sheep they lead.They coerce their members to but their books and cds and dvds,since they are the only one endowed with knowledge.
The issue is not about giving out knowledge.It is about what Knowledge .The Knowledge of God is found in the Word of God .Only God knows all and those who choose to share knowledge should never forget that fact.This however is no call for not knowing or not growing in knowledge.
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 1 Cor 8:1-2
Paul had just taught that believers have liberty to eat things sold in the market.However when this knowledge hit home some extended it to food in the pagan temples.
Paul called for the teachers to have love first as Knowledge only puffed one to do what they wanted but Love made one to think about the effect of one’s action to another.
Yet,what we see today is leaders whose Knowledge leads them to legalize sin or legalize love of this world because they “know”This makes the flock blindly follow the example of the leader and thus fall into sin.
Paul did not refute the teaching of grace and liberty.He pointed out that the issue was of being puffed up with Knowledge of Liberty that led to doing what you want.
Thus Knowledge can lead to pride if it is not based on Love and pride leads to a fall,hence Corinth fall into sin .Yet Love is keeping God’s commandments, commandments of which many people do not know yet claim to be teachers of the word of God.
Today, most Church Leaders are too proud to check whether what they are teaching is truth.There is no room for questioning or discussing or disputing.
This is because they know it all and therefore cannot sin or be wrong.That is not the leadership that makes the church grow.
A true Church leader is selfless with knowledge ,does not hide the word of God when need arises to expound on a point.He freely gives the word of God and his understanding of things as per the word of God.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim 3:16-17
In these last days ,God has raised up teachers who are giving knowledge about the End time events with such precision and understanding.Never in Church history has EndTime Teachings been so relevant.
The Book of Revelation is alive and relevant today and the true leaders are giving the right knowledge.Few they be but they are faithful to God by studying his word so as to understand and share with others about what is happening in our times religiously,politically and economically.
However the Gentile Leadership in most of the church is hiding End Time teaching because they are selfish as that teaching will make the m lose a lot of income and followers.Thus they preach lies and hide the truth to preserve their stomach.That is not a good shepherd.
In Christ Jesus