A Little Leaven Leavens the Whole Loaf
*[[Gal 5:8-9]] KJV* This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
False teaching permeates the whole Body if it is allowed to be taught verbally or by example without correction.
Transliteration: peismonē Phonetic: pice-mon-ay’ Thayer Definition:
1. persuasion 2. treacherous or deceptive persuasion
*[[1Co 5:6-8]] KJV* Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
When false teaching is taught by example, such as fornication, malice, or wickedness – God has to start a whole new unleavened loaf of bread aka Body of Believers, that walk in the sincerity and truth of Christ. He can do this by purging the leaven aka yeast aka false teaching aka false example from the Body of believers. He can also send an apostle to recreate the Body and form them into Christ.
*[[Luk 12:1-3]] KJV* In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
One of the most important false teachings Jesus had to purge when He started out the Body of Christ was the leaven of the Pharisees – hypocrisy. They were actors in real life who thought they could say and do things in secret and portray something different in their outward appearance.
*[[Mat 16:12]] KJV* Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Leaven represents doctrine, and teaching by example.