The word for “woe” in Greek is to express grief and the way it is used in verse 27, the grief is what the scribes and Pharisees will feel after their death in hell because of their hypocrisy. The reason the religious leaders were condemned by the Lord is because they were sending people to hell even though they knew the Scriptures.
Category: False Teachers
The context is referring to believers who are the elders and leaders of their church community who are responsible for how they live before God and people. When a Christian leader slips into sin and for whatever reason continues in that lifestyle, God will bring swift judgment which can be death.
There are many Christians who think that they to know the Bible, but when they bring someone to Jesus for salvation, the reality is that they have been brought to a false Jesus who cannot save them.
Some in leadership positions who suppose to lead the flock of Christ into all truth are themselves worthless for the kingdom of God since they haven’t committed wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ.
There are many false teachers today who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ and are deceiving many genuine believers. The first thing they have to attack, that which they profess to follow, the Word of God.
I was following a fellow believer by the name of kenzelsfire who has deviated greatly from sound doctrine. My duty as a watchman on the wall is to warn you, my brothers in Christ, of a landmine that is detrimental to your faith in the truth. She wrote…