“13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 15 To call passengers who go right on their ways: 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wants understanding, she says to him, 17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18 But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.” Proverbs 9:13-18
The end result of false doctrine is hell. The purpose of false doctrine is to corrupt the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. False doctrine claims greater knowledge and wisdom and the false prophets are transformed as ministers of righteousness (2 Cor. 11:14-15).
As the Bible is abandoned for books claiming the way of victory without the Blood, consecration is replaced with ambition and faith has fallen out to greed; the modern church labors and toils in the world to gain that which has already been given…Holiness.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
There is a fear, a reverence, of a Holy God which frees the Believer who knows in Whom they have believed, Jesus Christ. The knowledge of the Holy, Jesus Christ, is understanding. To labor and toil in the world does not result in a fear that frees the bound through knowledge of the Holy but a fear that binds; a fear off loss…loss of holiness due to lack of works.
Claims of stolen waters being sweet and bread eaten in secret as pleasant (vs. 17) may appear good and right because the lust of the flesh is pricked and “our part” for holiness presented but the end result is the depths of hell.
Many have overlooked, condoned and turned a blind eye to false doctrine being presented from the pulpit. “No one has it all right” is the excuse. “Touch not God’s anointed” is the Scripture used to defend their condoning of “error”; error which is false doctrine. Let me be clear, teachers of false doctrine are not anointed by God; a little leaven leavens the whole lump. A preacher may indeed be called by God but not yet sent; therefore they are NOT anointed by God.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
Where are the teachers called to teach God’s people the difference between the Holy and the profane? Who is going to teach them to discern between the unclean and the clean according to God’s Word? (Ezekiel 44:23)
Where are the God called preachers and teachers crying out to God “Here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
There is a fear that frees the bound; a fear that sets the captives free. Understanding such fear requires knowledge of the Holy…Jesus Christ and Him crucified, Who He is and what He’s done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe.
Discern the fear. Does it free or bind?
-Donna Clark Warren