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This is a snapshot from my great-grandfather’s sermon notes.
Pastor Boone is talking about Jesus when he says “Beware of the Leaven (Doctrines) of Pharisees and Sadducees.”
Beware any doctrine of self-righteousness, he explains. In his own words–and remember these are sermon notes, not prose paragraphs: “Beware any Doctrine–Self-Righteous [new line] Mixed with a lot of error.”
There follow some observations on how power is in G-d alone–without whom our hearts are hardened as was Pharaoh’s, we are given up to a reprobate mind, and our eyes and ears are closed.
I’m not certain if these are even notes from the same sermon, but it would make sense if they were: We can’t be righteous on our own; beware of any doctrine that teaches we can, and recognize G-d alone as having the power to make us righteous.Published in