Blind Leaders of the Blind

How many times must Jesus warn us not to be deceived by false teachers? And why is it so important that he emphasized this so much? Obviously because he doesn’t want ANY of his kids to be deceived by these spiritual rogue teachers and preachers, lest we fall into the ditch right along with them.

Have you ever heard the saying, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king”? This could possibly apply to Christians who take everything one of these men or women say as God’s truth, without checking it out for themselves by knowing the scriptures for themselves, applying it to their lives by being led by the Holy Spirit, and in prayer.

Are they just too lazy to do their homework, or have they been indoctrinated into the man made doctrines and traditions of men that Jesus also warned us about. Do they not have the ability to use plain ol common sense?

Now, think about it…according to the teachings the MASTER, Jesus, gave us in His Word, does it really make sense that a Christian is going to make heaven if he or she goes ahead and sins just like the world? And expect to get a free pass?

This is not only following a blind teacher but living in self deception.  

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

 

11 comments on “Blind Leaders of the Blind

  1. GOD WANTS ALL MEN TO BE SAVED

    BY STEVE FINNELL

    Contrary to what some believe, God wants all men to be saved from the penalty of sin.

    God predestined all who would believe in Jesus Christ to be saved.

    God did not individually select who would be predestined for salvation. God does not force men to believe that Jesus is the Christ.

    Ephesians 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,(NKJV)

    Who was chosen? Those who responded to the gospel and were saved. They were not selected individually to be saved apart from their free-will.

    Ephesians 1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.(NKJV)

    Who were those who were predestined?

    Galatians 3:26-27 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.(NKJV)

    Who were those who were predestined? Those who had faith in Christ Jesus. Those who were baptized into Christ. No one was preselected to be individually forced to believe and be baptized against their will.

    GOD WANTS ALL MEN TO BE SAVED

    Titus 3:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.(NKJV)

    Grace is available to all men. Not to just a few Calvinists.

    1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.(NKJV)

    God wants all men to be saved, not just few special preselected men.

    2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.(NKJV)

    God does not want any to perish. God has not preordained which individuals will be saved and which ones will be lost.

    1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.(NASB)

    If men have been preselected for salvation and can never be lost, why should they worry about the devil devouring them?

    Acts 17:30 “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,(NKJV)

    Why would God tell men who were predestined to burn in hell to repent? If God selects people for hell it would be impossible to repent.

    The gospel is still available for all. Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved….(NKJV)

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    • Scarlett says:

      Amen Brother Steve! I’ve noticed there are those precious Christians who’ve never heard of Calvinism, or “once saved always saved”, “eternal security”, etc…and just studied their bibles for themselves with the Holy Spirit as teacher, and the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior….have arrived at the same conclusion as you, (self included). Amazing, eh?

  2. Scarlett says:

    Among the Forgotten…Christians have been at sword’s point over this one issue for many years. I agree that Corner tends to be one… on the conditional salvation issue, and bent Jude out of context toward that slant. However, my point in posting this video was the necessity for Christians to beware of and stay away from false teachers….. period.

    I understand your position, but the fact remains that there are many of the eternal security crowd that do indeed, turn the grace of God into laciviousness, and a license to sin; John Piper, Charles Stanley are just 2 examples of the many that teach this to gullble believers. These are examples of the said, “false teachers to stay away from”.

    I for one, take the middle stance.I do not base my salvation on works. I don’t believe it has to be an either or situation; salvation by works…or, believing that no matter what, as a Christian I’m going to be saved if I don’t obey Jesus commandments.

    It doesn’t follow that if one isn’t an eternal security Christian, then he must by necessity be an Armenian.

    Do I live in constant fear that I haven’t lived up to all Christ’s commanments? No, but by the same token, I also cling to the merits of Christ, knowing that no matter what I do, or what works I could perform, without the blood of Jesus and his atoning work on the Cross, I would still fall short of the glory of God.

    It’s because I love my Savior and all he has done for me, which has been so much, that I want to obey him and do good as he desires me to, that he may be glorified in that.

  3. amongtheforgotten says:

    I really want to be kind….but I couldn’t stomach more than 11 minutes of this guy. He was stretching the scriptures in so many places it was just ridiculous. Case in point:
    Is the book of Jude about those who teach eternal security? Of course it isn’t. But that is exactly what he said.
    Is salvation really conditional? Sure, if it stems from man which it does not.
    I would like any bible verse that definitely says anywhere that a Christian can be damned. You may find a couple that appear to say that- but you can easily find fifty that speak of the security of the believer. Has this guy ever even read Romans 8:1?
    Look, the warnings he states are real. They are important. We ought to take them seriously. But knowing that I am saved and will always be saved is a tremendous blessing I am very grateful for and scriptural too- 1 john 5:11-13.
    I seriously pity those who claim Christ and are resting in their own performance. At best, to do so is to be living in constant fear of Him who calls himself Our Father, and at worst is to advocate a gospel of works in keeping oneself saved.
    Personally, I’m sticking with the merits of Jesus today, and every day regardless.

  4. Michael, I see where your going but God have you a brain to think for yourself. Saying you were just following orders is not good enough for God because he knows your heart. Plus Jesus wasn’t teaching in a third world country a the time. The Jews were under Roman rule so it was more like America.

  5. Scarlett says:

    Michael…..this is a true word, given to the LORD’s people to take heed to and order their lives by; their salvation and eternal destiny depends on it. It’s not some light casual thing.

    Yes, most of us, as new baby Christians messed up, and fell into some of the snares of the fowler, Satan. We learned these experiences are painful. Satan, the enemy of our souls doesn’t just intend them to be painful, he intends, if he can, to totally annialate us and destory us. And indeed, he is armed to the teeth with deadly weapons. Does Jesus expect for his people to go into such a deadly battle, unarmed and unprepared. I think not!

    Does this sound like something we can be complacent or casual about? No, the Lord and the Apostles have made it abundantly clear, over and over….time and again. These false rogue teachers and organizations are our enemies and the enemies of Christ and His gospel.

    As the Apostle Paul said, “Do NOT follow them!”. Have nothing to do with them…period. We can’t toy casually with these spiritual criminals or pal around with them….no matter how interesting, clever, well spoken, good lookiing, or “friendly” they seem to be. They are not our friends! Our allegience is supposed to be to Jesus, our Redeemer, who paid with His very life’s blood that we might be saved…not “saved in our sins”. That is not the gospel of Jesus. He paid the price in His blood to set us free from sin that we might go on, growing in grace and sanctification. To be free men and women. Free from the bondage of sin and spiritual death.

    Jesus said, “Be careful, therefore, that your light is not darkness”. We need to have enough spiritual light in us and our walk with Jesus, that we can see clearly what’s in front of us; the dangers and snares.

    There are Christians walking so carelessly in these issues that they are like children sleeping, unaware, in a death trap, following after these wolfish men and women right into the abyss, thinking they are on the right path.

    That said, I would urge the readers here to take a few moments to watch and listen to the video; the lessons there can spare them from eternal regret. I hesitate to use the words, spare them, “from weeping and gnashing of teeth”in the afterlife, and even in this life, but that’s what it amounts to.

    What, after all, can a man give in exchange for his soul…if he has sold it to sin and Satan?

  6. Scarlett, I have been there and done that… more than once. When I was young in the Lord could hear His voice, but I soon got the attitude that if I followed church leaders without a fault, if they were wrong it was their problem not mine. The military had taught me to follow all orders and then question them later. It was years later and a few smelly ditches filled with what third world ditches are filled with (remember Jesus was teaching in a third world country), that I finally woke up to my folly.

    I can tell you experience, when the voice of the Lord can’t get through to us because of our own stupidity, God appointed ditches CAN. So good to be following the Good Shepherd and being washed by His words to me once again.

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