This Church - the True Church of GOD - is GOVERNED by the Creator, through Jesus Christ, its living HEAD. But are you sure it is the government of God - or do you "feel" it might be mere HUMAN rule? THE CARNAL mind is "ENMITY against God" (Rom. 8:7). ALL of us, regardless of who we are, still possess a goodly amount of carnality! Paul told the brethren at Corinth, who were members of the CHURCH OF GOD - members of THIS CHURCH: "For ye are yet carnal; for whereas there is among you envying and strife, and factions, are ye not carnal, and walk [live] as men?" (I Cor. 3:3.) Even though we have been begatten by the Father, we still have a great deal of our own HUMAN NATURE. That human nature is antagonistic to God. It is human nature that causes individuals within the Church to begin wanting their own way, leading them to discount the government of God within the Church! Humans Rebel Against Authority YOU need to recognize there is a trait of your nature which leads you to resist authority! God identifies the Israelitish peoples in His Word by a special characteristic of rebelliousness! (Deut. 9:13.)
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