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the positive...

Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven
is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. (Matthew 13:33)

the negative...

The warning about allowing the false seed to enter in. we are given the source of this seed so we can recognize it and reject it.

See Gal 5:6-14; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1; 1 Cor 5:6

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Pharisees: what to recognize and completely stay away from. the warning from Jesus is about letting in even a pinch of what they teach......or it will grow, sadly without the person even realizing the state they have grown into.

A sect that seems to have started after the Jewish exile. In addition to OT books the Pharisees recognised in oral tradition a standard of belief and life. They sought for distinction and praise by outward observance of external rites and by outward forms of piety, and such as ceremonial washings, fastings, prayers, and alms giving; and, comparatively negligent of genuine piety, they prided themselves on their fancied good works. They held strenuously to a belief in the existence of good and evil angels, and to the expectation of a Messiah; and they cherished the hope that the dead, after a preliminary experience either of reward or of penalty in Hades, would be recalled to life by him, and be requited each according to his individual deeds. In opposition to the usurped dominion of the Herods and the rule of the Romans, they stoutly upheld the theocracy and their country's cause, and possessed great influence with the common people. According to Josephus they numbered more than 6000. They were bitter enemies of Jesus and his cause; and were in turn severely rebuked by him for their avarice, ambition, hollow reliance on outward works, and affection of piety in order to gain popularity.


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