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Curtailed By Self-Interpretation

A person has no corporate respect when he can either take the Body or leave it. It reveals that he has never experienced a Corporate crucifixion, therefore never being a partaker of Corporate bread or having experienced Corporate faith and love. He only takes to the Body where it complements him.

There is such a danger of this insidious independent concept through an idealistic evaluation of a humanistic corporate body, that lacks the very definition of a specific cross which baptizes a person and hides him in the organism of Jesus Christ’s headship. It is clearly defined in truth that we are all baptized by one Spirit, having been made to drink into one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13). Yet, this person or persons will not drink of the same Spirit that others had to drink from on the road of Calvary. Through human praise, they deviate with their own human ability to articulate an interpretation of facts to experience their own idea of the situation, and they live in corporate idealism instead of corporate experience.

Idealistic Christians are never hid. They never lay down their life and never enter into the annihilation of Adam (Romans 4:6). They still play games with moral Christianity, upright and wholesome in all outward appearance, but curtailed by their own interpretation of the Spirit by their own experience of the letter. Though they may be morally equipped to face situations on the basis of their integrity and please the sight of men, it does not please God.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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