Ye are the body of Christ.

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-16

As Christians, we have all been given different roles, as the above verses state:

We have those roles for a reason, which the same chapter tells us:
-perfecting of the saints (“that is, to train and equip the rank-and-file Christians to do the work of the ministry”)
-the work of the ministry: is to (see next)
-edify the body of Christ (until we);
-come into unity of the faith and the knowledge of Jesus
-to be perfected like Jesus.

“But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” 1 Corinthians 12:20-27

To deny one person their role, or to say that what one person is doing isn’t ok, is to take away a part of the body of Christ. All the different parts of the body of Christ are meant to be there, no matter what they are, or how insignificant they seem, and all are meant to work in unity with each other.
These roles are given to us by God because He knows our strengths and weaknesses (and yes we have those because we are not perfect {yet}).
So please, instead of cutting each other down, start to build each other up like we are supposed to be doing.
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11



God bless you.


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