BEWARE OF...... THE LEAVEN OF.....
"AND WHEN HIS DISCIPLES WERE COME TO THE OTHER SIDE, THEY HAD FORGOTTEN TO BRING FOOD. AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM: TAKE HEED AND BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES AND OF THE SADDUCEES. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, Is it because we have brought no food? Which when Jesus perceived, He said unto them: 'O you of little faith, why reason among yourselves, because you have brought no food? Do you not understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up. Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? HOW IT IT THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT I SAID HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOD. YOU SHOULD BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES AND OF THE SADDUCEES. THEN THEY UNDERSTOOD HE SPOKE NOT ABOUT FOOD, BUT OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE PHARISEES AND OF THE SADDUCEES" (Mat. 16:5-12).
THERE WAS A MUCH MORE IMPORTANT ISSUE HERE THAN PHYSICAL BREAD OR FOOD, THAT THE DISCIPLES HAD FORGOTTEN TO BRING WITH THEM. I MEAN IF NEEDS BE JESUS COULD HAVE TURNED STONES INTO LOAVES OF BREAD.
HERE WERE TWO OF THE IMPORTANT SECTS OF JUDAISM; NAY THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT SECTS OF JEWISH LIFE....THE PHARISEES AND THE SADDUCEES.
JESUS WARNED HIS DISCIPLES ABOUT THEM AND THEIR DOCTRINES..... HIS DISCIPLES NEEDED TO SCRUTINIZE THE DOCTRINES OF THE TWO LEADING SECTS IN JEWISH LIFE.
NOW FOR SURE THEY HAD SOME THINGS CORRECT, BUT OVERALL THEY HAD MANY THINGS WRONG.
IT IS THE SAME TODAY; MOST "CHRISTIAN CHURCHES" HAVE SOME TRUTHS, AND SOME OF THEM MORE TRUTHS THAN OTHERS.
BUT OVERALL I WOULD PHRASE IT TODAY LIKE: BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES.
THE BIBLE AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION PREDICTED THE EMERGING OF A GREAT BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION. IT IS INTERESTING THAT MOST OLD PROTESTANT BIBLE COMMENTARIES [LIKE ALBERT BARNES; MATTHEW HENRY; ADAM CLARKE] BOLDLY PROCLAIM THAT WHEN REVELATION SPEAKS OF BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION, IT IS REFERRING TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - THE PAPACY!
BUT THEY WERE BLINDED TO THE FACT THAT THIS MOTHER CHURCH HAD "DAUGHTERS" - SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS! THE PROTESTANT COMMENTARIES COULD NOT SEE THEY THEMSELVES WERE THE DAUGHTERS OF THIS BABYLON CHRISTIAN RELIGION.
SO TODAY I MUST TELL YOU TO BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN [THE INCORRECT DOCTRINES] OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CHURCHES. OH YES THEY HAVE SOME TRUTH, BUT THEY HAVE WAY MORE INCORRECT DOCTRINES.
IT IS FOR YOU TO SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES AND FIND OUT WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE; WHO TEACHES AND PREACHES THE WORD OF GOD CORRECTLY.