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Leaven of the Pharisees Leaven of the Sadducees Leaven of Herod Leaven of Galatia Leaven of Corinth There are Five types of Leaven mentioned in the New Testament
Leaven Naturally What is leaven? Leaven or yeast is a little bit of sour dough, and when placed in a batch of dough has the action of fermentation. Leaven puffs up. It works silently, secretly and gradually, until the whole is leavened. All the dough is affected by its mysterious operation and fermentation. It causes the dough to rise. Its influence permeates the whole until all is leavened, until all becomes like itself. The Hebrew word used for leavening in Scripture is Chametz. It literally means 'sour'. It is that essence by which things decay. It is a fermentation process - a process of death.Chametz
The word leaven occurs ninety-eight times in the Bible— seventy-five times in the Old Testament and about twenty-three times in the New Testament—and it is always used in a bad sense except once in Matthew 13:33. In every other instance that leaven is used in scripture it is used to symbolize evil, either in doctrine or practice. Leaven typifies sin, human weakness, infirmities, false doctrine, and corrupt practices. Leaven Spiritually The Hebrew word used for leavening in Scripture is Chametz. It literally means 'sour'. It is that essence by which things decay. It is a fermentation process - a process of death.Chametz
The Leaven we want to look at is the Leaven of the Sadducees. Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. When your Dead your Dead! There is no afterlife! Tongues are not for today!
Mat 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? O Generation of Vipers He called me a snake! I don’t know why? Bad Doctrine
The sadducees did not believe in the supernatural, no angels, no miracles, no resurrection, nor did they believe in spirits. They were the agnostics of their day. Act 23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. We keep losing because I only believe in science! I wanna taste the Glory!
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. I only believe what my 5 sense tell me! I think it’s my socks! Agnostic (An). A term invented by Prof. Huxley in 1885 to indicate the mental attitude of those who withhold their assent to whatever is incapable of proof, such as the absolute. In regard to miracles and revelation, agnostics neither dogmatically accept nor reject such matters, but simply say Agnosco - I do not know - they are not capable of proof. Something really smells bad in this crowd Your unbelief is what stinks! my 5 senses tell me somebody needs a Bath!
Mat 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven. Mat 16:2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. Mat 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? Mat 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed. I only believe what I can see I wanna see a sign!
Mat 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Mat 27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, Mat 27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
Mat 22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Mat 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Mat 22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Mat 22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. Mat 22:27 And last of all the woman died also. Mat 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand No believing=No hope, No hope = no faith, no faith= no understanding
Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. Mat 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, Mat 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Mat 22:33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
I am Sad-U-Cee because I don’t believe in the Supernatural ! I never watch Sid Roth It’s Supernatural! Evolution was not thought of yet If it was I would believe it! Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. If you don't believe Genesis 1:1 you won't believe what comes after it either. Beware of people and teachings that steal, your hope and your faith.
1Ti 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Many young people have their faith challenged by modern day sadducees at college Evolution! Is the answer of science. I’m trying but I’m just not evolving Trying to be human
I am a modern day Sadducee. I believe in evolution. I want a banana shake! Psa 14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
The Sadducees did not believe in Heaven or hell I think we missed it! I can’t be in hell I don’t believe in Hell I hate worms! Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Many are Like the Blind mole in Australia that sees for the first time in death when struck on the head, many see when its too late You guys are in trouble!
Many Modern day Sadducees preach there is no hell Mar 9:45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: The word Hell is Found 54 times in the Bible. In the Old testament the Hebrew word is Shehole. Hell is translated in the Greek as three words Hades, tartaros and gehenna.
Many Modern day Sadducees preach Universalism Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Universalism teaches everyone will be saved & no one goes to hell
The sadducees were critics of Gods word 2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: They rejected portions of the Bible I only believe the 1 st 5 books of the Bible I got you beat. I don’t believe any!
Psa 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. The sadducees would say seeing is believing but the bible says believing is seeing! Joh 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Joh 8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Joh 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; (not thy head) and lean not unto thine own understanding. Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. The problem with old and modern sadducees is that they lean on their own understanding! I got everything figured out! If its not logical it can’t be
To Illustrate how we need to trust God and not lean to our own understanding we are going to visit flatland Mr. Flat Mrs. Flat Their son linus They see everything as a line
Mr. & Mrs. Flat live in a 2 dimensional world called “Flatland” Things are really lining up in my life! I have some line items to go over on my grocery list
“If Mr. & Mrs. Flat were to look at each other all they would ever see is a line.” You look beautiful as usual my dear You always use that same old line
Mr. & Mrs. Flat live in a 2 dimensional world called “Flatland” Why are you feeling Blue today My Dad just Flat- Lined
When they first met he tried a pickup line Hey baby! You walk a fine line! Your full on one liners!
“ We are 3 dimensional and are on a higher dimension than “Flatland” Look at those 2 dimensional people Dad! They are so 2 dimensional
“ Because We are on a higher dimension than “Flatland” we can see into their Hearts Love, Jealousy Love, anger
Two dimensional "Flatland" illustrates the concept of God operating outside the dimensions of our universe or our natural understanding. Love, Jealousy Love, anger
“ How many Know that God who is outside of our 3 dimensions can see our hearts as easily as we see Mr. & Mrs. Flat. Love 1Sa 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Two dimensional "Flatlanders" can't perceive a hand a fraction of an inch away, because the hand is outside their two dimensional universe. "How can God be near us, yet no one can see Him?" GOD
Heb 13:5 for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Job 23:8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: Job 23:9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: GOD
What’s not possible with man is possible with God who is not limited to our 3 dimensional world. Faith gives us access to God’s Dimension who is not limited by time or space. If a three dimensional being poked his finger into "Flatland", it would be perceived as a circle by the Flatlanders and would be impossible to them but possible for a 3 dimensional being GOD
Mar 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. GOD
Luk 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. GOD Mar 5:36 …, Be not afraid, only believe.
That convinces me! Me too! I’m going to church! Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Many Christian young men and women we have sent off to our universities to get a higher education only to have their faith mocked and belittled by “ mental midgets” who scoff at the notion of a loving creator who made the universe and all things therein. Professor unbelief Professor Doubt Professor Agnostic Although I have included some humor make no mistake this leaven is deadly! Jud 1:10 Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals--these are the very things that destroy them. We welcome you to our school. Too our school, too our school
THE AWFUL DEATH OF AN INFIDEL SON- Dying Testimonies Of Saved And Unsaved by Solomon Benjamin Shaw "I will never be guilty of founding my hopes for the future upon such a compiled mess of trash as is contained in that book (the Bible), mother. Talk o] that's being the production of an Infinite mind; a boy ten years of age, if he was half-witted, could have told a straighter story, and made a better book. I believe it to be the greatest mess of lies ever imposed upon the public. I would rather go to hell (if there is such a place) than have the name of bowing to that impostor -- Jesus Christ -- and be dependent on his merits for salvation." "Beware! Beware! my son, 'for God is not mocked,' although 'He beareth with the wicked long, yet he will not keep His anger forever.' And 'all manner of sin shall be forgiven men, except the sin against the Holy Ghost, which has no forgiveness.' And many are the examples, both in sacred and profane history, of men who have been smitten down in the midst of their sinning against that blessed Spirit." "Very well, father, I'll risk all the cutting down that I shall get for cursing that book, and all the agonies connected therewith. Let it come, I'm not at all scared." "O Father, lay not this sin to his charge, for he knows not what he does." "Yes, I do know what I'm about, and what I say -- and mean it." "John, do you mean to drive your mother raving distracted? Oh, my God! what have I done that this dreadful trial should come upon me in my old age?"
"Mother, if you don't want to hear me speak my sentiments, why do you always begin the subject? If you do not want to hear it, don't ever broach the subject again, for I shall never talk of that book, in any other way." The above conversation took place between two fond parents and an only son, who was at home on a visit from college, and now was about to return. And the cause of this outburst was, the kind-hearted Christian parents had essayed to give him a few words of kind admonition, which, alas! proved to be the last. And the above were his last words which he spoke to them as he left the house. John B. left his home and hastened to the depot where he took the cars which were to bear him to college where he was in a few months to finish his studies. The whistle blew, and away swept the cars "across the trembling plain." But alas! they had gone but a few miles, when the cars, coming round a curve in a deep cut, came suddenly upon an obstruction on the track, which threw the engine and two of the cars at once from the rails. As fate would seem to have it, the wicked son (John B.) was that moment passing between them. He was thrown in an instant from the platform, his left arm being "broken, and his skull fractured by the fall; and in an instant one of the wheels passed directly over both his legs near the body, breaking and mangling them in the most dreadful manner. Strange as it may seem, no one else was injured. The dreadful news soon reached his already grief- stricken parents; and ere long that beloved, yet ungrateful son, was borne back to them; not as he left, but lying upon a litter a poor, mangled, raving maniac.
Why these pious parents were called to pass through this dreadful trial, He "whose ways are in the deep and past finding out," only knows; except that by this sad example of His wrath many might be saved. Many skillful physicians were called, but the fiat of the Almighty had gone forth, and man could not recall it. When the news reached the college, his class-mates hastened to see him. When they came, nature was fast sinking, but the immortal part was becoming dreadfully alive. Oh! that heart-rending scene. His reason returning brought with it a dreadful sense of his situation. His first words were, and oh, may never mortal hear such a cry as that again upon the shores of time: "Mother! I'm lost! lost! lost! damned! damned! damned forever!" and as his class-mates drew near to the bed, among whom was the one who had poisoned his mind with infidelity, with a dreadful effort he rose in the bed and cried, as he fixed his glaring eyes upon him: "J___, you have brought me to this, you have damned my soul! May the curses of the Almighty and the Lamb rest upon your soul forever.“ Pro 30:17 The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley will pick it out, and the young vultures will devour it. [Lev. 20:9; Prov. 20:20; 23:22.] Col 2:8 (AMP) See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men's ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah).
Then like a hellish fiend, he gnashed his teeth, and tried to get hold of him that he might tear him in pieces. Then followed a scene from which the strongest fled with horror. But those poor parents had to hear and see it all, for he would not suffer them to be away a moment. He fell back upon his bed exhausted, crying, "O mother! mother, get me some water to quench this fire that is burning me to death"; then he tore his hair and rent his breast; the fire had already begun to burn, the smoke of which shall ascend up for ever and ever. And then again he cried, "O mother, save me, the devils have come after me. O mother, take me in your arms, and don't let them have me." And as his mother drew near to him, he buried his face in that fond bosom which had nourished and cherished him, but, alas, could not now protect or shield from the storm of the Almighty's wrath, for he turned from her, and with an unearthly voice he shrieked, "Father! mother! father, save me; they come to drag my soul -- my soul to hell." And with his eyes starting from their sockets, he fell back upon his bed a corpse. The spirit had fled -- not like that of Lazarus, borne on the wings of a convoy of angels, but dragged by fiends to meet a fearful doom. May his dreadful fall prove a warning to those who would unwittingly walk in the same path. -- Earnest Christian, September, 1867 We are in danger of this leaven when we lose sight of eternity! Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (the eyes of their heart cannot see)
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.