An interesting question to ponder…. (Your help needed.)

While hanging with my good friend, Nick, a couple weeks ago, we were batting thoughts around and I asked, ‘Is it ever justifiable in Scripture to lead people away from God’s commandments?’

large-millstoneOr, to put it another way; ‘Is there ever an example in Scripture of Yahweh condoning, or even blessing someone who teaches against His Word?’

I have thought long and hard about this and can’t think of any examples.  Maybe I’ve missed something, and am therefore asking for your help.  Can you think of any instance in Scripture where Yahweh compliments or affirms anyone who leads people away from the Torah?

There are innumerable instances where He is angered and judges those who lead people away from His ways and His voice, but I can think of none wherein He affirms leading people away.

Where does Christendom get the idea that they can lead people away from Yahweh’s everlasting commandments?  From Rav Sha’ul (Apostle Paul)?  Didn’t he say,

Do we then nullify [a]the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.


So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

So, I ask, ‘Is it ever justifiable in Scripture to lead people away from God’s commandments?’

I don’t think so, but what say ye?

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5 Responses to An interesting question to ponder…. (Your help needed.)

  1. Jack Jackson says:

    I can’t find any; but we have many verses stating the opposite. Remember that Yeshua said that a teacher that would even loosen (that means even relax a little) the least commandment (that is do this himself) and shall teach men so (suggest others even loosen a least commandment) he shall be (not might be) called least in the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 5:19a The remainder of that verse says that the ones that keep all and teach others to keep all the commandments will be called great in the kingdom.

    Maybe these teachers that teach the law is done away with think that somehow the Scripture that says “the last shall be first and the first shall be last applies here” ? Isn’t hell still within the jurisdiction of His kingdom?


  2. I don’t know of any either. And, I was going to mention Matthew 5:19 as well. So, ditto on Jack’s comment above.


  3. The only thing that has even the most remote semblance to this is in Exodus where it says that “the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron.” It is something that I ponder from time to time, but I do not believe that it is an example of which you requested. I do not know of any either.


  4. hisloammi says:

    As far as the hardening of the heart, Bill Cloud explained the word as ‘strengthened’ his heart-was a neat perspective. It was that parsha teaching;really explained that quandary.


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