|1 Corinthians 2:4-6 |
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: [Paul spoke words which were uttered by the Spirit within Him, that is the word of faith that he preached.]
5 So that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. [To have faith in the power of God, you must have that power revealed to you, shown to you, so that you experience and taste the power of the world to come. Faith must be revealed to a man by Jesus himself .]
6 However we speak wisdom in those who are perfect;1 yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world who come to nothing.
1 We speak wisdom in those who are perfect. Paul speaks to a very spiritually mature audience: they are perfect. When an imperfect man reads Paul's writings, they cannot understand what they are saying, and will twist them to false opinions; this is what Peter told us: There are some things in his letters that are hard to understand, which those who are unlearned and unstable wrest [twist] to their own destruction, as they also do the other scriptures. Therefore, beloved, since you know these things beforehand, beware lest you also, being led away by the error of the wicked, 2 Pet 3:15-17. This is exactly how the false gospels originated and spread throughout Christendom; imperfect men reading Paul's letters and forming their own opinions as to what he meant.
More evidence that perfection is the necessary prerequisite of salvation in the Christian journey of obedience to the leading of the Spirit.
In most Bibles this verse incorrectly translates the Greek word en (1722) to be among instead of the correct definition: in, by, or with. When someone speaks from the Spirit with words supplied by the Spirit, then those words are engrafted into the listener's heart as though they had heard them from the Spirit.