Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Doctrine of Weeping, Part 3. Illegitimate weeping related to both the emotional and arrogance complex of sins.
Sunday, November 26, 2000
Turn to PHI 3:18
Enemy of the cross – to make an issue out of peoples failures and sins rather than the cross and the grace of God.
Doctrine of Weeping.
ECC 3:4 “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.”
HEB 5:7 “In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to deliver Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.”
Legitimate weeping is related to genuine expressions of emotion which are not related to the sins of arrogance or the emotional complex of sins.
Illegitimate weeping is related to both the emotional and arrogance complex of sins.
Biblical passages that deal with Illegitimate Weeping.
Withdrawal was caused by their fear, hysteria, their depression and even their hatred and dislike for their Bible teacher, Moses.
They had no doctrine in the soul and therefore no spiritual strength – the integrity to apply doctrine while under pressure.
PRO 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,”
PRO 12:18 “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
PRO 15:4 “A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.”
Thinking that the Lord had brought them out of the land of Egypt to be killed by the sword was totally irrational.
They preferred to return to the slavery of Egypt, which represented security, rather than the freedom of following the truth that would set them free.
1. The Nile river turn to blood, (representing death that takes place when you live in the world) EXO 7:20.
5. All the livestock of Egypt die while all the livestock of Israel lived, EXO 9:6.
7. Thunder and hail and fire raining down from heaven upon the Egyptians, EXO 9:23.
Turn to EXO 1:11
They preferred to return to the slavery of Egypt which represented security.
Security was far more important than their freedom.
Turn to REV 2:5