People go to Bible school or to seminary to obtain a degree so they can be ordained as a Pastor and have a position in a church. The school they attended taught them a doctrine they would operate out of. Many men and women who genuinely loved the Lord and His people went to Bible school or seminary, the challenge is they went in with a love for God and people and they came out with a doctrine of man.

The Pharisees were a school of thought, as were the Sadducees. John 7 says, “Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?” Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.” Jesus was taught by God therefore had the doctrine of God not of men.

The same was said of Jesus’ disciples who became apostles as stated in Acts 4 “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” The apostles didn’t go to their schools but they were taught in the Word of God!

The church age was all about the doctrines of men, based on what school you attended, how many people go to your church. The church age is over and the kingdom age is here. In the kingdom people recognize your authority not by a title or by your education but by the authority you carry from spending time with Jesus. This threatens titled and schooled people because in the kingdom titles don’t equal influence or authority.

Jesus carried authority; those who spend time, lots of time with Jesus have authority so they aren’t seeking a title or a certain seat, a microphone or a position, they know who they are in Christ so don’t need to be clothed in all the trappings that come with the doctrines of men. Jesus taught in the synagogue and when He spoke everyone knew He was different even the title people. Welcome to the kingdom age!