01-29-2010, 10:03 PM
RE: How much leaven?
(01-29-2010 12:20 PM)Scotchman Wrote:
Jesus said that NO good fruit could come from and evil tree [Matt 7]. This allegory has nothing to do with the tree in Romans 11. It is a different concept. Jesus was speaking of the fruit that one brings forth. If one is a false teacher, then ALL the fruit is evil.
(06-27-2009 10:56 AM)Vic Wrote: If a little leaven leaven's the whole lump...can a person hang onto the doctrine they have received from the false teacher? group? organisation? belief system?[/b][/color]
The Leaven was the DOCTRINE not the teachers.
And one false doctrine will corrupt other doctrine.
We need to filter our doctrine through Scripture.
Throw out the bad but remember even a broken clock is right sometimes.
Even Satan mixes truth and Error. He comes as an Angel of light.
Do not throw out Truth WITH the Error.
No in there right mind one would eat rotten fruit. We cut off the bad spots if we can. We try to save that which is still good.
We prune a Tree, we don't hack down one which is redeemable.
Luke 13:6-9 * He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. * Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? * And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: * And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
It is what God did.
Romans 11:20-21 * Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: * For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Read the passage to see the context. He did not remove the whole tree and start over.
I Thank God.
You said it yourself - satan mixes thing up to make them look like truth. Does God? Would God?
A broken clock may be right twice a day, but its still busted. How are you going to tell when it's "right" if it's not running???
Please show me where God says that we are to cut off the rotten parts of the fruit and keep the rest.
When the truth is combined with error, it is contaminated and no longer useful - it is as rotten as the error.
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