Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? Luke 6:39
In others’ support of false doctrine and worldly, and occultic practices, I’ve had this said to me, “chew the meat; spit out the bones”. I’ve heard it, read it, had it explained to me like a child, and have listened to or have read it as explained to others. Or more simply said, take only what you can use and leave the rest. But my fav – “if there is a little truth it is okay”.
2 John 8-11
8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the son.
10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him in to your house nor greet him;
11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
Why, oh why are we as Christians taking such a complacent attitude towards those who teach falsely the things of our Lord? Aren’t we admonished to discern and to judge those who teach, who prophesy and to warn others accordingly?
Is “spit out the bones” the attitude of Jesus when He spoke of leaven regarding the crazy beliefs and teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees? (Matthew 16:12, Matthew 23) Did He allow merchants to continue their ungodly gain in His Father’s house of prayer? Did He not drive them out, order them away? (Mark 11:15-17)
Consider this in Act 18, the story of Apollos, a man mighty in scripture, yet not complete in his understanding. 26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 and when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him, and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace” 28 for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.
Much of the teaching today is not sound doctrine. They do not go to the scriptures to show Jesus is the Christ as Apollos was taught. Instead the teaching is based on strange interpretations, supernatural experiences or feelings. Much of the world has crept in to our churches in the areas of psychology and philosophy. Some are beginning to borrow and teach methods of meditation and prayer “borrowed” from other religions such as Catholicism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Many are lead astray, trusting their leaders with eyes wide shut, not seeing the trap laid before them. We cannot follow a false Christ and expect Father God’s reward. It will not happen.
Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. Luke 11:35