As Chief Apostle Peter warned , "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." (2 Peter 3:16)
Peter was warning them as concerning those who were attempting to learn of Christ on their own by reading Apostle Paul's epistles without seeking assistance through the sanctified stewardship of God. Even then they were saying, "We need no man to teach us!" but were studying the scriptures which were written by men... even then they were buying books written by thousands of instructors while while departing from the Truth of the gospel delivered through living apostles. (1 Corinthians 4:15)
This attempt to dictate policy to God is an offense to God. They are saying, we will NOT listen to those you've sent to us and we DEMAND that you teach us your Truth directly! But God will not bow the knee to man. God selects His own stewardship and restricts Truth to His apostles that all men must submit to the Headship of Christ to benefit from His work of redemption within their souls.
Without living apostolic stewardship, the church is embracing a headless jesus who is NOT the Living Christ. This is why they are not being delivered from sin. This is why they are not experiencing the promise of the Father. Christ is the promise of the Father. Christ works WITHIN the soul to cleanse the conscience and form within us a New Man. This is the purpose of our being born again by the Baptism of His Spirit along with the first spiritual tool of the New Covenant Priesthood which is the prayer language of tongues.
Read my eZine Article on the Headship of Christ: http://ezinearticles.com/?Headship-of-Christ-Seen-in-His-Spiritual-Government&id=6846237
Check out my video teaching from 2 Peter 3:11-18: http://www.apostlejohnwelty.com/2012/02/2-peter-311-18-s8w-online-assembly.html