Human Organizations

Roy E. Cogdill

Human organizations through which to do the Lord's work reflect upon the wisdom of God. Since the Lord's church has been designed by the wisdom of God, it is sufficient to accomplish His purposes. When men build human organizations as an aid or substitute for God's organization they evidence their lack of faith in the sufficiency of that which God has provided and their dissatisfaction with God's ways (Isaiah 55: 6-9). Men have the same right to write a chapter and add it to the Bible as to build an anteroom on the church of God.

Since God has given by divine wisdom an organization to the church, the congregation, and has made it sufficient to accomplish His purpose, it is the only medium of work and worship through which the Christian can accomplish His purpose, and we must be satisfied with His will, His way, and His word.


November 27, 1969