Using doctrine for teaching is using it as the shepherd's staff but reproof and correction? That is using the shepherd's rod. Showing the believer what is right to deliver them from what they have learned that is wrong. This is the part that many wolf-defenders miss. If I write something exposing a false teaching from Joel Osteen that is not done for Joel Osteen. There is no need for me to discuss it with him first. There is no reason for me to pray for him at all. The service of wielding the shepherd's rod is to reprove and correct the teaching, so that those who have been ensnared may be set free. Discernment is not meant for the wolves. It is meant for the sheep. That is because as noble sounding as it may be, the wolf is not repenting. Their destruction is not asleep. According to what I see in the bible, they deserve nothing but our utter contempt for the damage they wreak in the body of Christ and the working end of the shepherd's rod.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- February 18, 2020