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Hypocritical whitewashed false teachers.

Friday, January 18, 2013

“finding fault” refers to as in evil activism and religious apostasy

Activism, or trying to clean up the devil’s world, is the last thing you need to get involved in when under the cycles of discipline.

Criticism is blaming other people or other groups.

It is negative volition and a shrinking pivot that brings these
things.

HOS 4:5, “stumble by day,” means cosmic involvement in the so-
called “light”, including crusader arrogance, activisim or cleaning up the devil’s world.
“stumbling in the daylight” means becoming a loser by rejecting Bible doctrine after hearing it, or failing to metabolize gnosis doctrine into epignosis doctrine.

HOS 4:5, “And I will destroy your mother and even the prophet will stumble with you in the night” means prophets will become false prophets and they teach false doctrine.”

Today, hundreds of thousands of pulpits speak of “`peace, peace,’ when there is no peace,” just as they said in Jeremiah’s day, JER 6:14; JER 8:11; EZE 13:10, 16.

MAT 13:14 “And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, ‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;”

We begin with the principle that both the verb and the noun for whitewash are used to illustrate hypocrisy.

EZE 3:10-16 states and that the false presentations of some prophets are whitewashed to look more attractive than what they really are.

Whitewash was a natural metaphor for hypocrisy.

ACT 23:3 the high priest sported a posture of piety that lent an appearance of sanctity to an evil heart.
ACT 23:3, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! And do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?”

The apostle Paul wrote in verse 23 “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! And do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?”

1. The so-called “shoulder Pharisee” – wore his good deeds upon his shoulder and paraded the good that he did.
2. The so-called “procrastinating Pharisee” – who knew “what” he should be doing but he could always come up with a spiritual reason or a Bible verse to put off doing something good.

3. The so-called “bruised and bleeding Pharisee” – who thought it was a sin to look at a woman and therefore, whenever women were around he would bend over and close his eyes and he kept running into walls! Their theory was that the more bruises you had from walls, the more holy you were.
4. The so-called “hump-back tumbling Pharisee” –
gained his name because he wanted to demonstrate his humility and so he slouched way over and bent his back and walked around all day in that so-called humble position.

5. The so-called “ever reckoning Pharisee” -who kept count of all of his good deeds so that he’d know what god owed him in terms of blessing.
6. The so-called “fearing Pharisee” – who did what he did because he was scared to death of going to hell and being judged.
7. The so-called “God-respecting Pharisee” – who did what he did because he thought it was right to do it, and he had integrity to some extent.

In view of the triumphal procession and the victory in the angelic conflict, you must not allow anyone to judge you concerning your doctrinal convictions.

“act as your judge” is the pres-act-imp of krino plus the subjective negative me’ which means the evaluation of other people which intrudes upon your privacy. The active voice plus the negative me’ means for you not to let anyone manipulate you or judge you.

Principle – It’s one thing to have someone judging you, it is another to let them get to you.

1. You can let them manipulate you and condemn you into action.
2. You can react to them and judge them in return for judging you.

The Bible must be interpreted in the time in which it was written and at this particular time the source of this judging was from hypocritical, legalistic, self righteous ascetic believers.

Others will judge you as well, but in this passage it is from legalistic hypocrites or self-righteous ascetic believers.
A) The foods that you eat
B) What you drink
C) The festivals
D) New moon
E) The Sabbath

The weak hypocritical believers were the chief source of judging other believers who were functioning under grace.

GAL 4:29 He who was born according to the flesh persecutes him who was born according to the Spirit,

It is the hypocritical legalist who judges the grace believer, the grace believer does not judge the legalist.

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