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If the church is not attentive and vigilant, she can find herself forsaking God as the Wonder Counselor. It can happen subtly; the church can slowly drift away from God by turning to the philosophies and principles of the world. We need to be watchful and beware of humanistic thinking. The church needs to always rely on God, His Word and His ways, and seek God as the Wonderful Counselor. Forsaking God can happen over time, by looking to a method not found in the Bible, a principle gained through secular study and the result is the church becomes self dependent. The church should never be dependent upon itself, the Lord in the midst of the church, guiding lives by His Word, through relationship, is what makes the difference in people's lives.
The Bible proclaims God as the Counselor of our lives: "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye." (Psalm 32:8) Another word for guide in Psalm 32 is counsel. God is saying, "I will counsel you with My eye upon you." When the church no longer looks to God as the Wonderful Counselor, it begins turning away from the Word for instructions. So often, the current trend is to get the instruction and training from human psychology, and add scripture in to make it "Christian". Psychology, though it claims to be scientific in nature, in reality, has an extremely minor portion of it that is capable of scientific verification. Psychology is a way to view life and a large portion of psychology is philosophical in nature. God has proclaimed Himself as the Wonderful Counselor, the One who can heal a heart, as well as transform and direct a life. We must discern between what is from man and what is of God, and keep to God's ways. There are people within the church that are inviting the church to turn to human reasoning instead of the Word of God. We must remain faithful and dependent on God's Word for instruction in life. One cannot supplement the Word. Only God can change a heart and life, and He does that through relationship with Him, and discipleship through His Word. Christians can be deceived into believing that the Word of God does not hold all the answers to life, and the result is that many are turning to humanistic teachings. God is calling us to keep to the Word and defend the Word. Psychology does not belong on the same platform as God's Word. It is developed by various men, in order to understand and help human life, but it is not inspired by God. It is not the way God teaches in His Word to change a life. God's way to change a life, is to bring salvation to the person, and grow them in Christ by the teaching of the scriptures. "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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16)
The pendulum has swung away from our Wonderful Counselor. We need to swing the pendulum back to God and His Word. There is a trend creeping into the church, of not holding to the sufficiency of God and His Word as being supreme. Let us not follow the ways of men, but seek to pursue God as our Wonderful Counselor.
In this episode Pastor Jeff talks about the dangers of forsaking our Wonderful Counselor. Leading others away from God's Word and learning the philosophies and principles of the world (Colossians 2:8). We must keep God in His proper place as Lord over our lives.
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