Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Daily Devotion: The Herodians and False Doctrine

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Bible Reading: Matthew 22:1-22

Key Verse: Verses 16 - “And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

Key Words: the Herodians

The Herodians were a sect or a party that, at least on two occasions, once in Galilee and again in Jerusalem, showed their sour disposition toward Jesus. (See Mark 3:6 and 12:13.)

In each of these cases their name is coupled with that of the Pharisees. While the Herodians were a political party, they did team up with the Pharisees for the purpose of executing Jesus because the Herodians believed according to Tertullian (that Herod was the Messiah).

Another belief in another false god; how sad!

Jemima Wilkinson was born in Rhode Island during 1752. Her Quaker parents provided a religious education, but she later became a religion unto herself. She was a very capable speaker who convinced a following of 250 people that she had been raised from the dead at age twenty. They thought she was the Messiah. At one point in her ministry she took her flock to a lake and begged the question, “Do you think I can walk on this water like Jesus did?” They affirmed she could, so the “spiritual leader” said, “Then there is no point in me doing it.” When she died in 1820, the sect followed her strict orders, “Don’t bury me, because God is going to raise me from the dead.” As Wilkinson’s body decomposed, her following died off as well.

False gods give false hopes, but Jesus Christ is the Truth that can set you free.

What to do:
✞ Turn to the true and living God, and accept Jesus as your Savior.

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