And God has appointed these in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. I Corinthians 12:28
Wait a minute! I thought the "Divine Order" of the church was as follows: Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth minister, Praise and worship leader and church secretary! How could this be? Plain and simple, the tradition and doctrines of men found nowhere in scripture have replaced the divine will of God for His church!
If you were going to build a house you would first consult an architect and obtain a blueprint wouldn't you? So, when building the most important house in the world, the assembly of the Most High God, wouldn't you consult Him and follow His divine plans? God's house is constructed of living stones and the foundation of His house and the cornerstone is the Lord Jesus Christ!
What difference does it make? Just rent a building, fill it with chairs, hire a pastor and open two days a week. The difference is, God wont be attending! Why? Because His desire for His body is for them to give and receive divine life by operating in their individual gifts of the Spirit. Church is not a place to go, but a Person to be! If this teaching seems strange to you, fasten your seat-belts and hang on in order to see the glorious church of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:4,5
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin