As I read through the gospels again I am struck this time by the many ways the religious leaders tried to trap Jesus. When we have lost spiritual power and authority all we have left is manipulation. We are left trying to trap people in “doctrinal error” rather than walking in true authority ourselves.
Mark 12:24 (CEB)
Jesus said to them, “Isn’t this the reason you are wrong, because you don’t know either the scriptures or God’s power?