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.
Tag: False Teachers
Can Christians have a favorite teacher who builds up their knowledge in God? Many Christians, especially in Seminary cling to some teachers from the past like John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon and C.S. Lewis to name a few and others not as popular as the men I mentioned, who are building their theology on their teachings.
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.
False doctrine is the teaching of myths, which is composed of make-believe reality, built upon lies concerning spiritual things like how to obtain salvation and the afterlife.
“There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion” -C.S. Lewis. This completely contradicts the Scriptures.