The sheep do not belong to us.Get out of her wrote: ↑1 month agoBrother Huish wrote:In just the same manner as your position on the Trinity or "deity of the Christ," the statement or point ITSELF that you are making here Brother Huish is in perfect harmony with God's word. However in this case it can easily be demonstrated with these same scriptures that the way in which you endeavor to understand or APPLY this point in your subsequent comments is dangerously misleading.A person is to be baptized as a disciple of Christ. Not of the one whom did the baptizing, be cautions of those who would quickly make you their slaves.
1 Corinthians 7:23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.
For example, if we were to actually follow your reasoning here, wouldn't this mean that it was completely inappropriate for John the Baptist to have disciples? Was it WRONG for the Apostle Paul to issue commands to the ones he was teaching such as "become imitators of ME…" when just AS prophets like John the Baptist he ULTIMATELY was teaching the VERY SAME THINGS as prophets like Jesus? (1 Cor 4:16 11:1) Did JESUS ever give any indication that John the Baptist was out of line or for that matter ANY of Jehovah's faithful prophets who had followers or otherwise ones who would actually LISTEN and PAY HEED to them?
We plant, water and shepherd, that is it.
The sheep belong to the Christ.
Who would it benefit to tell them otherwise, them or you?
You are not a mediator between Christ and his sheep.
Or have you - like many others - made the great mistake of sitting yourself in the seat of Moses?
If the sheep can be shown to whom they belong, if the sheep can recognize to whom they should be obedient to, then it would stop them or at least slow them from being drawn off.
Acts 20:30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
Matthew 24:23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.