“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” (Matt. 15:14)
Almost as if our Lord was saying there is no hope of salvation for them, they have chosen to be blind to the truth, and those who are following them have chosen the same. Vessels fitted for destruction by their own design, by their own free will and with the full knowledge of the truth have denied the truth.
We do not always like to believe there are such people, but we have all in one way or another, met them, and if they do not completely deny the existence of the Living God, they presume to serve Him in actions and ways that are contrary to His written Word. The most easily recognizable of these are those who have been deceived by Romanism, Mormonism and all the other works-based cults, but some are much more subtle.
“For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,” (2nd Tim. 3:6)
Because of the evil of the days we find ourselves in the Rapture is of course the main topic of discussion for some, setting dates, professing to have dreams of that blessed moment sent to them by the Almighty, seeing visions and all other manner of deceptions into which they have chosen to be deceived by. And we are to leave them alone.
As much as Peter, Paul, Stephen and even our Lord Jesus Christ rebuked these individuals and leaders within religious organizations, sometimes it can be difficult for us to know when we are to just walk away from our desire to show them the truth, to rebuke them, to attempt to correct them, and if there is one truth I have been blessed to be shown, it is that of Matthew 7:6, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
It is the last part of that verse that I am led today to offer for your contemplation. That rendering of your spirit.
You have been blessed to see the truth, and every response from them to that truth is met with twisted Scripture verses, with verses taken out of context, with pride, vanity and self-inflicted confusion. And the love you offer them begins to turn to great frustration, and if continued in by attempting to reveal truth they refuse to see, you will begin to hate them, because not only are they dishonoring the Lord our God, but they are deceiving all that follow them.
If you are led to confront them, you must know when it is time to stop casting those pearls of truth and wisdom the Lord has blessed you with, you must know when to leave them alone.
They are blind, if that is possible, more than those in the world who do not know the truth, for these know it and have denied it as such.
“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” (Titus 1:16)
Whether by their own design, by their convoluted misconceptions, or by the prompting of Satan I cannot tell, but when you begin to become frustrated with them, it is time to stop.
Our opening verse may not be for them, but for us, for the Shepherd takes all care to watch over His sheep, and wolves are in amongst the flock. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2nd Tim 3:13)
Sometimes after conversing with these people, that frustration can last for hours, even days, and it will cause us, even in the smallest of ways to be diverted from the path we are to be on.
Deception can find a firm stronghold in some my friends, not even the truth can free it. The truth that has set you free is denied by them, by their own free will.
Let them alone.