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Firing The Founder
The LORD (see Christ The Creator) created wolves for a beneficial purpose in nature - a lesson that humans sometimes learn the hard way. In areas where wolves have been annihilated, populations of destructive mice and rabbits have sometimes grown beyond what is normal and natural - because their God-assigned predators were eliminated by humans who thought that they knew better than the Creator.
Wolves are also beneficial to life. Wolves actually strengthen deer populations, and reduce suffering among deer. How? Wolves rarely prey upon the strongest animals, who can escape and/or defend themselves, but upon the weak - animals that not only would undermine deer populations as a whole if they survived to reproduce, but by, in effect, providing a biological euthanasia for the frail animals to relieve them of their suffering in, for example, severe weather in which the strongest animals are able to thrive, not just suffer through, as the feeble animals do.
Wolves are not "evil" creatures for behaving according to the instincts that the LORD God gave them. Many humans have contempt for wolves because "they hunt in packs," but so do humans - often times the very same humans, in their hunting packs, are the people most vocal against wolves for behaving as God made them.
Literal "wolves" are not condemned in the Holy Scriptures. Nor is there anything wrong or bad about the word "wolf." But, on the other hand, humans who behave like "wolves" in God's Church are despicable in the eyes of the LORD.
"This is the Heir; come, let us kill Him, and let us seize on His inheritance"
There have been a number of incidents, in God's true Church, where "grievous wolves" have preyed upon the flock, either by a new "leader" misleading, what had been a part of the Church of God, into apostasy after the death of someone who had been faithful to the Word of God (I can think of one major assembly of the true people of God where that happened), or by a late-comer corporate "board of directors" firing the actual founder of that particular group of the Church - and then taking it over for themselves, for their own defective "ambitious" purposes (I can think of three major assemblies of the true people of God where that happened).
Although tragic (for the "sheep" at the time, and the "wolves" in the coming Judgment Day), it's also something that we are warned would happen to Christ's Church.
The first founder and leader that was "fired" was Christ Himself.
"21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
The incident above involved "the chief priests and Pharisees" who usurped what was created by Christ (i.e. see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'). But it was, moreover since that time, about the Church that Christ created, as stated by the apostle Paul i.e. "the Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock."
"20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." (Acts 20:28-31 KJV)
Paul worked to bring the Christians of Galatia together, not under him, but under Christ ("do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ"). Misleaders later "fired" Paul ("I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel") and instead came under the spell of "ambitious" men who lusted for the people to follow them, rather than Christ i.e. "there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."
"1:1 Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead; 1:2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
The apostle John was also "fired," by Diotrephes, an "ambitious" former student who "loveth to have the preeminence among them."
"1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
Fact Finder: (a) How do true servants of the LORD "lead"? (b) What happens when people follow a "leader" rather than follow the Word of God?