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5 And that prophet [navi], or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from Yahweh your Elohim, which brought you out of the land of Egypt [Eretz Mitzrayim], and redeemed you out of the house of bondage [bais avadim], to thrust thee out of the way [HaDerech] which Yahweh thy Elohim commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil [harah[ away from the midst of thee.


‭"‬The Lord trieth the righteous‭" (‬Ps.‭ ‬x. 5‭)‬.‭ ‬Let us not forget this.‭ ‬The knowledge will comfort and strengthen us in time of need.‭ ‬God tries in a variety of ways.‭ ‬This is also well to remember.‭ ‬Israel was tried by the plausibility of false teachers‭ (‬Deut.‭ ‬xiii. 3‭)‬.‭ ‬And are not we‭? ‬Israel failed.‭ ‬Shall we‭? ‬Israel failed because they did not‭ "‬carefully hearken‭" ‬unto that testimony which‭ '‬God established,‭ ‬and to that law which he appointed‭ (‬Ps.‭ lxxviii. ‬5‭)‬.‭

That testimony and law-enlarged-speak to us to-day,‭ ‬and it is for us to‭ "‬diligently hearken‭'-"‬to take good heed unto ourselves‭"-‬for they are the voice of God‭! ‬He requires us to try every teacher by it.‭ ‬Israel was told not to allow any good thing that might have been done by a false teacher to blind their eyes‭ (‬Deut.‭ xiii. ‬2‭)‬.‭

All teaching was to be judged by the Word‭; ‬and those who taught falsely were to be‭ "‬cut off‭" (‬5,‭ ‬6.‭ ‬vs.‭) ‬Let us never forget that as error comes to the front,‭ ‬the truth fades away-like the changing scene in a dissolving view.

The Christadelphian - June 1887