“We don’t “need” mentors and human models “to grow” as Christians; we need to trust God and follow His ways!” (Source)
Paul states in God’s holy, infallible, inerrant, authoritative, Word, this in contrast:
1 Cor 4:15. Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16. Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
Hebrews also states this:
6: 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
13: 7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
Without we who are the human models of God’s way… there would be many more lost to the gays, emergents, Rick Warrenites, Roman Catholics and whatever apostate thing that comes next. How dare Lighthouse Trails trail of the narrow path and think God can teach anyone to follow His ways without us! In fact if Lighthouse Trails is right then we ODM’s will all be out of a job!