Thou shalt not commit adultery.


In the ongoing secular societies of today sex sins, specially sex outside of marriage, adultery  is personally still taken much too lightly, but these sins for Christians also do have real, serious negative consequences, the disapproval of God clearly indicated now in the Bible. In reality when one has indulged in adultery, one has tended to also simultaneously or previously indulged in many other unacceptable sins now too.  Over 55 percent of evangelical pastors have committed adultery now too in North America... and it is no wonder they wrongfully tend to counsel divorce too.
 
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. (Proverbs 22:14 KJV) Don't even look at any "strange women." If you do, you will utter perverse things.  Proverbs 23:33
 
(Exo 20:14 KJV)  Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 
(Lev 20:10 KJV)  And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
 
(Prov 6:32 KJV)  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
 
(Jer 3:8 KJV)  And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
 
(Jer 3:9 KJV)  And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
 
(Jer 5:7 KJV)  How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
 
(Jer 7:9 KJV)  Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
 
(Jer 23:14 KJV)  I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
 
(Jer 29:23 KJV)  Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.
 
(Ezek 16:32 KJV)  But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
 
(Ezek 23:37 KJV)  That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
 
(Hosea 4:2 KJV)  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
 
(Hosea 4:13 KJV)  They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
 
(Mat 5:27 KJV)  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28   But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
 
(Mat 5:32 KJV)  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
 
(Mat 19:9 KJV)  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
 
(Mark 10:11 KJV)  And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
 
(Mark 10:12 KJV)  And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
 
(Luke 16:18 KJV)  Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
 
(Rom 2:22 KJV)  Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
 
(Rom 13:9 KJV)  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 
(Gal 5:19 KJV)  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
 
(James 2:11 KJV)  For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
 
(2 Pet 2:14 KJV)  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
 
(Rev 2:22 KJV)  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
 
(Gen 38:10 KJV)  And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
 
(Num 11:1 KJV)  And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
 
(1 Chr 21:7 KJV)  And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
 
(Isa 59:15 KJV)  Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
 
It seems that Christians with the help of the devil they like other persons do both go to extreme with good things and they and pick up also false values still..
 
(Psa 26:2 KJV)  Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
 
(1 Cor 11:28 KJV)  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
 
(2 Cor 13:5 KJV)  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
 
"King  David was one of the most anointed prophets because he had such an intimate relationship with God. He was a man after God’s own heart, hearing conversations between the Father and Son. However, he had a weakness and next fell because he also gave heed to a seducing spirit. Clearly  Bathsheba as a woman who portrayed herself to David as a woman in whom he could obtain sexual satisfaction. His eyes saw her nakedness and beauty,  then his spirit succumbed to the temptation. David’s hunger for the sexual act was actively stimulated by Bathsheba’s sexual attraction, which she played up by her aggressive sexual overtures,  for Bathsheba likley was possessed by a spirit of lust and seduction. Her husband was away at war and she set up her enticement at a critical time in her menstrual cycle - the time of ovulation. How do we know this? 2 Samuel 11: 4, 5 say that when David saw her he “sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.” Did she plan to become pregnant by the king? As soon as she realized that she was pregnant, she sent to tell David. Her enticement came with a price which included the pregnancy, but also the murder of her husband so David could marry her and cover the pregnancy, the death of the child at birth, loss of fellowship with God (Ps 51) and a fourfold curse on David (2 Sam 12: 8- 15). David had to pay bitterly in the long term. This all was too much of a price to pay for King david's one night stand.  We all need to be careful, because the enemy, the devil, he  knows our weaknesses and he still does sends seducing spirit to us to cause us all to fall. If you are a man or woman of God, they will almost be up in your face all of the time, even among the church members, leaders (yes, believe it or not), choir etc. In essence, Bathsheba killed the growth of King David’s godly dreams, ministry and future all led by the devil now himself too. The seductress Bathsheba will tempt you while you are engaged in ministry activities, betray you while you are out doing the work of the Lord (if you marry the person). Bathsheba will also kill your self esteem, your dreams and hopes. Bathsheba is a serpent. Some of these serpents are easy to discern and the serpents reveal themselves. Some are not discernible and the serpents look just like the individual "
 
"God was holding court in heaven with His holy angels. He asked this question of the devil in Job 1 and 2, because even the devil and its angels (wicked, evil spirits) sneak into church at times as we see here. Why do they come? Mainly to harass God and to accuse the brethren as we learnt from these chapters. God knows its tricks so He got to the point - “and the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it” (Job 1:7). Notice here that the devil is a restless, wandering, roaming spirit. It wanders up and down as a fugitive, trying to mimic the eyes of the Almighty God and also trying to avoid divine arrest. It is not omnipotent, because God asked “hast thou considered my servant Job?” God’s question implies that the devil, like its children the Pharisees, Parisees and the scribes, is always spying on the believer to get an opportunity to do evil to the child of God."
 
(James 5:11 KJV)  Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
 
 Let us be encouraged in our tests and worship the Lord, like Job did. If we endure our tests stoically, bend our backs and bear the trials, we will shall receive a Crown of Life from the Righteous Judge (Js 1:12). Blessings and God bless!  http://pppministries.wordpress.com/
 
The Real, Negative consequences of Sex Sin Examples in the Bible taken from http://www.porn-free.org/sex_sin_Bible.htm

[1] Who was involved
[2] Sin involved
[3] Effects/Consequences of the sin (direct or related)

Ham & Noah (Gen 9:20-27)
Voyeurism (looking at naked body)
Ham's son Canaan and his descendants are cursed (future Canaanites)

Angels taking human wives (Gen 6:1-12, Jude 6-7, 2 Pet 2:4)

  • Indulged in gross sexual immorality with "strange flesh"
  • Abandoned proper place of power and dwelling to pursue sin
  • Every inclination of man's heart became evil
  • Earth was corrupt and full of violence
  • God determined to destroy humanity by a flood

Sodom & Gomorrah (Jude 6-7, Gen 18:16-33; 19:1-29, Ezek 16:48-50)

  • Sexual immorality with "strange flesh"
  • Homosexuality
  • Pride
  • Gluttony
  • Idleness
  • Neglect of poor & needy
    Both cities and the surrounding territory were destroyed by God

Lot & his daughters
(Gen 19:30-38)

  • Incest
  • Doubt: Daughters did not have faith that God would provide for them
    The descendants (Ammonites and Moabites) became hated enemies of God's people

Abraham, Sarah & Hagar (Gen 16:1-16; 21:8-21)

  • Adultery
  • Lacked faith to wait on God's promised son
  • Ishmael's descendants became one of the hated enemies of God's people (Ishmaelites)
  • Strife, resentment, jealousy and abuse between Sarah & Hagar
  • Abraham was greatly distressed

Judah & Tamar (Gen 38)

  • Incest
  • Deception
  • Prostitution
  • Manipulation/Control
  • Hypocrisy
  • Tamar was almost executed
  • Judah's sin was exposed
  • Since Judah repented (vs.26), some consequences may have been averted
  • Twin sons born out of wedlock

Rueben and his father's concubine (Gen 35:22; 49:3-4; 1 Chron 5:1)

  • Incest
  • Defiled his father's marriage bed
  • Rueben lost his birth right
  • Rueben and his descendants were cursed by Jacob

Joseph & Potiphar's wife (Gen 39:6-13)

  • Lust
  • Lying
  • Slander
  • False accusation
  • Though innocent, Joseph loses trusted position in his master's house and is imprisoned based on false accusations
  • Potiphar lost God's blessing associated with Joseph (Gen.39:5)

Israelites w/Moabite & Midianite women (Num 25:1-10)

  • Seduction
  • Harlotry/Prostitution
  • Adultery
  • Idolatry
  • Israel was joined to the demon "Baal of Peor" through sexual worship
  • God's anger was aroused and a plague ensued, killing 24,000
  • The guilty were executed
  • Israel retaliates against Midian for their seduction (Num 31)

Samson (Judges 14-16)

  • Lust
  • Pride
  • Broken vows
  • Manipulation/control
  • Anger
  • Taking revenge
  • Lying
  • Witchcraft (vexing)
  • Strife: Samson involved in several skirmishes with the Philistines
  • Deceived by both his wives and eventually captured
  • God's Spirit left Samson
  • Samson's eyes gouged out by his captors
  • Samson repented in captivity and God granted Samson's death wish to strike the Philistines

The Levite, the harlot concubine and the Benjamite mob (Judges 19)

  • Prostitution
  • Adultery
  • Homosexuality
  • Lust
  • Fornication
  • Rape
  • Murder
  • The concubine died after being raped
  • Israel declared war on the Benjamites; thousands died (> 90,000)

David & Bathsheba (2 Sam 11-12)

  • Lust/Coveting
  • Murder
  • Manipulation
  • Conspiracy
  • Lying
  • Covering sin
  • David's son dies
  • David brought reproach on God'sname - The Lord's enemies had great occasionto blaspheme
  • Strife: The sword would never depart from David's house
  • Rebellion: God raised up David's son Absalom to rebel against David and lay with David's wives in public
  • God spared David's life because he repented

Amnon and Tamar (2 Sam 13)

  • Lust/Coveting
  • Conspiracy
  • Fornication
  • Hatred
  • Lying
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Because of the cultural prejudice against unmarried non-virgins at the time, Tamar's marriage prospects were greatly damaged, if not destroyed. She lived "desolate" in her brother Absalom's house.
  • Absalom, murders Amnon in revenge
  • Absalom's anger & rebellion was increased against his father, David, for failing to discipline Amnon

Absalom & his father's wives
(2 Sam 16:21-22; 18:6-15)

  • Adultery
  • Rebellion
  • Dishonoring parents
  • Incest
  • Pride
  • Spiritual confusion; Absalom followed evil counsel
  • Absalom was caught by his hair in a tree and killed by Joab

Solomon & wives (1 Kg 11)

  • Love of pleasure
  • Sexual idolatry
  • Idolatry
  • Spiritual confusion
  • Strife: God raised up several adversaries against Solomon because of his disobedience
  • God tore the kingdom away from Solomon's descendants and gave it to someone else

The seductress and her victim (Prov 6:24-26)

  • Deceit
  • Promiscuity/Adultery
  • Lust
  • Seduction with eyes
  • The victim's life was snared and preyed upon
  • The victim reaped judgment, husband's wrath, soul destruction, wounds, dishonor, reproach, no mercy

Jerusalem's spiritual harlotry (Ezek 16- metaphorical)

  • Spiritual adultery
  • Pride: trusted in own beauty instead of God
  • Brazen harlotry
  • Sexual idolatry
  • Child sacrifice
  • Idolatry
  • Uncovered nakedness
  • God turned against Jerusalem, diminished their territory and gave them up to the will of their enemies
  • God uncovered her nakedness to all her enemies
  • God brought judgment on her in fury & jealousy
  • Her former lovers left her naked & bare
  • God raised up people to burn her houses and execute many judgments on her

Oholah (Ezek 23:1-10, 36-49) - metaphorical for the northern kingdom of Samaria)

  • Spiritual adultery
  • Lust
  • Idolatry
  • Fornication
  • Harlotry (continuous)/prostitution
  • Rebellion
  • Adultery
  • Child sacrifice
  • Defiled God's sanctuary
  • Profaned the Sabbath
  • God delivered her into the hands of her enemies, the Assyrians; the Assyrians plundered Samaria, taking some people captive and killing others.
  • The Assyrians executed God's judgment on Samaria
  • God gave her up to trouble and plunder
  • She and her sons and daughters would be killed, and their houses would be burned.

Oholibah (Ezek 23:1-4, 11-49 - metaphorical for the southern kingdom of Judah)

  • Fornication
  • Lust: after pictures ofChaldeans (Ezek.23:14-15)
  • Lust: after memories of youth sex sin (Ezek. 23:19-20)
  • Sexual Idolatry
  • Harlotry (more so than Samaria)/prostitution
  • Pride
  • Rebellion
  • Adultery
  • Child sacrifice
  • Defiled God's sanctuary
  • Profaned the Sabbaths
  • Oholibah was defiled by her Chaldean lovers and she alienated herself from her lovers
  • God alienated himself from Oholibah
  • God stirred up her former lovers against her on every side
  • God delegated his judgment to Oholibah's lovers to carry out on her - they dealt furiously and cruelly with her so that she would not continue in her sin
  • God set his jealousy against her
  • She was filled with drunkenness and sorrow (from God's wrath)
  • She was held in derision and scorn
  • God gave her up to trouble and plunder
  • She and her sons and daughters would be killed, and their houses would be burned

The Romans (Rom 1:20-32)

  • Pride
  • Idolatry
  • Lust
  • Sexual immorality
  • Homosexuality
  • Covetousness
  • Maliciousness
  • Envy
  • Murder
  • Strife
  • Deceit
  • Evil-mindedness
  • Unforgiveness
  • Rebellion
  • Gossip/slander
  • Became futile in their thoughts
  • Their hearts were darkened
  • They became fools
  • God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves
  • God gave them up to their vile passions (homosexuality)
  • They burned in lust for one another and committed shameful acts
  • They received due penalty for their acts (AIDS?)
  • God gave them over to a depraved mind
  • They were filled with evil

The sexually immoral brother and the Corinthian church (1 Cor 5:1-13)

  • Incest
  • Pride
  • Tolerating sinful practice in the church
    Paul instructed the church to:
    -Not keep company with the unrepentant brother
    -Deliver the brother to Satan in hopes that he would repent

The Jezebel spirit and the church (Rev 2:19-25)

  • Sexual immorality
  • Idolatry
  • False teaching
  • Spiritual adultery
  • Unrepentance
  • Studying Satan's "deep secrets" (occult)
  • Jezebel and those who sin with her will suffer intensely on a "bed of suffering" (unless they repent of Jezebel's ways)
  • God will repay each person according to his deeds

WATCH & PRAY

This clearly reminds me of a similar experience I had, when I was passing across the street of a much neglected Calgary Bible store and as I was  walking alongside a high rise office tower,  God spoke to me and said "I will throw down this high rise brick by brick next cause they do not worship me and they had failed to cherish, respect my words". The city itself is built in a river delta  at the head of which is a dam, a water reservoir and if the same dam next cracked, broke  the whole city would be flooded, it's high rises also devasted next..

The city of Calgary is split into two by the bow river. I was driving from the north part across the bridge to the south part when I heard God  clearly say to me" Put on the whole armor of God now, for the Christians have not  by faith appropriated  this part of the city yet"

Numbers 14:18 "The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."

I found this write up all very revealing and helpful for  I had once being praying specially about a brother and his supposedly Christian wife. when God next had spoken to me and said, she was not one of His, for she was a seductress send by the devil to lead God's people astray, and that she did next too, yes she led my brother away from the ministry and deeper and deeper into darkness.
I too used to believe that there was no sin that God could not forgive or overlook  and I also had wrongfully believed that God does not tend to punish people for their sins in this world.. until time had passed and I saw the truth of many professing Christians reaping negative consequences for what they had sowed,,
 
The unforgiveable free will sin of deliberate rebellion and slander.."Every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the Son of man [i.e., Jesus himself] will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come."   Blasphemeo is a Greek verb meaning "to slander". Our Lord's enemies were, are slandering his work; and since his work is done in the power of the Spirit, they are blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. What is in truth of God, they label devilish; what is truly good, they perversely call evil; what is genuinely restorative, they denounce as deceptive and destructive. They are doing exactly what Isaiah had spoken of 700 years earlier: "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. In reality they hate so much the truth Jesus brings and the truth he is that they harden themselves against the truth. They slander God himself (the Spirit, remember, is the power of God in our midst); they slander God himself, denying that God himself is the power by which the Son of God does the work of God. The unforgivable sin is the utter rebellion against God that denies God to be the doer of his own deeds. The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, then, is a deliberate, wilful smearing of the power of God as the force of evil. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a deliberate, wilful, ever-hardening denial of what is undeniably the work of God. And such hardening, says Jesus, eventually is irreversible.  "He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smouldering wick...". The weakest faith; the most faltering discipleship; the most hesitant, doubt-filled following; honest doubt and genuine perplexity; all of this our Lord sees and notes and helps. None of it will he scorn or dismiss. And none of it must we ever, ever suggest to be anything approaching the blasphemy against the Spirit. Weak faith he strengthens; faltering faith he makes resolute; genuine perplexity he addresses. He doesn't break bruised reeds or quench smouldering wicks. He has nothing but compassion and help for all who cry that their struggle for faith is just that: a struggle. At the same time, he has nothing but condemnation for those who persist unrelentingly in maintaining that light is darkness and darkness light, that evil is good and good evil."So blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, persistent slander of that power of God by which Jesus Christ acted and still acts. Such blasphemy or slander is to call a good work evil, evil good, light darkness and darkness light. People are tempted to do this for any number of reasons, none of which is excusable. Such slander or blasphemy, such perverse defiance, persisted in can be persisted in until correction becomes impossible."
 
(Isa 59:15 KJV)  Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
 
(Prov 21:29 KJV)  A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
 
(Prov 28:14 KJV)  Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
 
(Prov 29:1 KJV)  He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
 
(Rom 9:18 KJV)  Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
 
"In contrast to the above now Peter asks Jesus how many times a disciple should forgive the person who offends and does next asks for, accepts  our forgivness. Seven times would surely be more than enough. "Seventy times seven is more like it", says Jesus, "there's no limit to the forgiveness we must press upon those who offend us." If Jesus insists there's to be no limit to our forgiveness, it's absurd to think there would be any limit to God's. Jesus reinforces this point through the parable of the unforgiving servant. The bottom line of the parable is lucid: the servant ought to have forgiven his neighbour simply because God had already poured limitless forgiveness, inexhaustible forgiveness, upon the servant himself. So vast is God's mercy in forgiving the servant that alongside God's oceanic forgiveness of the servant, the neighbour's violation of the same servant is a trifle. In other words, God's pardon is immeasurable and inexhaustible. Wherever Jesus speaks severely, he speaks tenderly in the very next breath."
 
In Mat 23:15 speaking about the religious  hypocrites Jesus himself had said:“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” Religious Hypocrites not only fail to enter in heaven but they do take others into Hell with them. (Jer 23:14 KJV)  I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
 
As Jesus taught the words of God  and also had worked miracles, some of  the people present were clearly amazed that He taught with authority and not as the scribes and that even demons obeyed His word (Mt 7: 28-29; Mk 1: 22-27). Mark 1: 27 ‘What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.”The religious people of the day themselves even next like many of them today as well they  next still  sat in darkness while they rather skeptically debated the  issues of  Jesus healing on the Sabbath day, His disciples’ habit of eating food with unwashed hands and other such meaningless matters too

“Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?” (Mat 13:55).

“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” (Mar 6:3).

and they thus had missed the words, the work of God too, Jesus and his followers doing the will of the Lord, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, tearing down strongholds andf anyone without love is like “… sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal” (1 Cor 13: 1). And these people without love become like the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducee. and t hey are fixed on doing works and outward appearances for salvation. The exact letter of the law was more important to them than love. Jesus again rebuked them when He said:“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Mt 23: 23).

Thse same People without love therefore become fixed in an era of spiritual truth and vigorously persecute those preaching new and revealed truth of the Word.   Their hypocritcal, relgious spirt, their  spirit of religious fanaticism also manifests in the form of male dominance and/or bullying, bashing, or some other form of pwer control which is exerted through the leadership or the system itself. This manifests next in the founding of a new cult.
 
Do note that one also personaly does not need to be doing anything “sinful” in the sense of sins such as fornication and adultery to be a hypocrite . Paul experienced and dealt with similar problems of the hypocritical Christians in the early church when false teachers crept in to persuade the gentile believers to become circumcised in order to be saved. This false teaching had caused such an uproar in the church that he and Barnabas had to go to Jerusalem to settle the issue. When he next had wrote to the Galatians, he placed the responsibility squarely on Apostle's Peter’s shoulders even:

Gal 2: 11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.2 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

Peter’s example would certainly be called “two faced” today. And do we also still say one thing in front of people and another behind their backs? "We all still do  need to “walk uprightly according to the truth of the gospel even elders and pastors”. 

The ministry of truth but also of compassion is also a very important element of the Apostle’s ministry. Paul revealed four  important elements of that ministry as revealed in Jesus’ life in Hebrews 2: 9-18. These are the characteristics that should be present in anyone carrying the title “Apostle”.

 While the unrepentant wicked persons they do even twist the scriptures, do try to  manipulate other  people, playing on the mass, trying to getting the whole crowd even to do things their way. They also manipulated People's  weakness and they try to manipulate even daily events. But we will rise again for no weapon will prosper against the servant of the Lord.

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