The Leaven – Biblical theory in a Molecular era


So here at last – fresh off the press – the completed book.


8 thoughts on “The Leaven – Biblical theory in a Molecular era

  1. The leaven is false teaching of The Pharisee.

    God has not changed, and neither has the text of “The Bible”.
    I am one of “those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” [Revelation 12:17]
    No I’m not perfect without sin, and No I don’t know everything now. I didn’t know everything 7 years ago either – but I have grown and learned new things about God and His Word in the past 7 years, as is normal for a growing believer.

    “God’s commandments” are found in the Law of Moses and the Prophets, which Jesus came to FULFILL, (not to abolish, as the false apostle Paul the Pharisee taught.)
    “The testimony of Jesus” is the voice of Jesus, (The “Red Letters,”) recorded by the 11 faithful witnesses, the True Apostles that Jesus personally appointed and trained for over 3 years. Only 3 of these men wrote Scripture in the Bible – Matthew, John and Peter.

    (Mark was intimately connected with Peter since the beginning of the Church, and he acted as scribe for Peter and other Apostles who were illiterate at in their younger years. Mark could be understood as “the first core teachings of Peter and the other Apostles”. It is an observation of fact that much of Matthew is simply copied from Mark. Matthew built on Mark’s work, using it as a “backbone,” and filling out more background details, and references to The Law, The Prophets, and Psalms, etc. in a meticulous, more comprehensive way.
    Thus, Matthew was providing a second written witness, confirming the testimony of Jesus.)

    In practical terms, regarding texts of the Bible, that means that the most important words are the words of Jesus recorded by The Apostles Matthew and John (closely followed by Mark) – in my view. No one in the pages of Bible ever said that all Scripture is EQUAL. No one. Nowhere.

    My view is very similar to the traditional Orthodox view of the texts of Scripture for almost 2000 years. (Eastern Orthodox). They elevate the 4 Gospels above all other Scriptures, giving the 2 highest places of honor to the Gospels of Matthew and John – and they have a special high place for Revelation too.

    I can back up my view with plenty of Scripture – here is just one, written by the Apostle Peter- 2 Peter 3:2. Peter doesn’t point to himself, or his own words, or “all Scripture” or “The Bible”, Peter doesn’t claim his own words are “the word of God”, and he doesn’t claim that he doesn’t need a second witness. (And Peter certainly doesn’t point to the words of some other man, a Pharisee at that, -Paul- and say that this other man’s word is “the word of God.”)

    You can read Peter’s advice for yourself- then open your Bible to Matthew, John, Revelation, and Mark, and listen to Jesus for yourself!

    • Thank you for your post and this information, Matthew. After reading all the accounts of the gospels, I remain the most unconvinced by the accuracy of John’s version. It seems that his version adds miracles and statements to justify the prophecy of Jesus as a messiah. Please refer to ‘The Blood of Christ’ chapter in the book for more details.

      • Dear 2Whom
        What about Matthew’s Gospel?

        The message of The 11 (“The narrow gate”)

        “The eleven disciples went to Galilee”
        “Where Jesus had told them to go”
        They heard His voice and obeyed His will
        Despite uncertainty down below

        Jesus spoke to them at length
        He wasn’t really a Tweeter
        Only 3 of them wrote Scripture
        Matthew John and Peter

        “Feed my sheep” said Jesus, for though
        “Heaven and earth will pass away”
        I have the words of eternal life and
        “My words will never pass away”

        “Enter through the narrow gate”
        The voice of Jesus through the eleven
        Believe in Jesus “through their message”
        And “eat from the tree of life” in heaven

        Jesus commissioned the eleven
        With “everything I have commanded you”
        “Teaching THEM to obey” Jesus
        And “THEM” means me and you !

        “The command given by our Lord and Savior”
        Is not a Pharisee speaking alone
        It came rather “through your apostles”
        Matthew Peter and John

        If a Pharisee boasts proudly
        Those men added nothing to my message
        He doesn’t speak for Jesus
        His words are nothing more than garbage

        All “quotes” in “quotation marks” are from the writings of the Apostles Matthew John and Peter in the Bible, mostly the “Red Letter” words of Jesus. [Matthew, John, Revelation, 2 Peter – NIV]

  2. Hi Matthew,
    The meaning of Leaven in the book is really how philosophies and actions are interpreted. As you have demonstrated they are interpreted in different ways by different people. Perhaps that is the benefit of having more than one version of the teachings of Jesus. The book discusses how the Leaven parable is interpreted by different authors. I interpret it as I want to interpret it and probably not how it was intended to be interpreted. The politics and circumstances of the time would have no doubt influenced the Bible and its teaching considerably. For me the ‘woman’ in the Leaven parable represents the life you create for yourself, the three measures of flour represent the present, past and future – i.e. the son, the father and the holy ghost, respectively. The ‘leaven’ is the quality of ones’ own philosophy – it can be either good or bad – the sourdough made with the leaven represents the kingdom of heaven – which I interpret as the life you choose to live and the impact it has on others. If the leaven is bad it will not benefit others but if it is good – the bread feeds more people and therefore is of a higher quality. It is up to the individual what quality of leaven they choose and what they choose to believe.

    • Dear 2who
      You said QUOTE: “The book discusses how the Leaven parable is interpreted by different authors.”

      I believe you mean Matthew 16:5-12, compared to Luke’s version of “Jesus”. The ideas I’ve set forth in my posts is directly relevant to this subject. Luke was wrong. He didn’t know Jesus personally, and neither did Paul, during the time Jesus was teaching and training the 11.

      The point I am raising is, WHOSE “Jesus” should we be listening to? My answer is, the voice of Jesus recorded by Matthew and John (backed up by Mark, as scribe for Peter and other Apostles.) The words of Matthew John and Peter themselves also have more authority than the words of other men, although less than their recorded words of Jesus – in my view.

      Luke’s version of Jesus is different, and Luke is alone in quoting “Jesus” as saying certain things, particularly in parables.
      Luke’s friend Paul was a Pharisee, so Luke is “covering” for Paul saying that the leaven of the Pharisee is “hypocrisy” rather than their teachings.

      Although we have been trained and programmed to try to “harmonize” Luke with the other Gospels, this is a mistake, in my view. A more simple, “Jesus-centered” explanation is the Luke was wrong, (and Paul was wrong about MANY things), and Matthew and John were right.

    • Hi 2whoitmayconcern,
      You wrote to me a couple of months ago QUOTE:
      “It is up to the individual what quality of leaven they choose and what they choose to believe.”

      Yes I agree – more specifically WHOM they choose to believe, recorded by whom.
      I choose to believe Jesus, recorded by the pens of His True appointed Apostles who knew Him personally – Matthew and John (and Mark, who recorded the teachings of Peter.)

      Jesus “The Good Shepherd” is my Pastor

      Jesus is The Way to God
      The real Jesus of the real Apostles
      But false teachers come and pervert God’s Word
      With twists and turns and jostles

      “My sheep listen to my voice”
      Jesus said for us all to hear
      “I know them, and they follow me”
      He doesn’t run when a wolf appears

      He “calls his own sheep by name”
      It’s not the witchcraft of a distant stranger
      Not just repeating the magic words
      And then thinking you are out of danger

      Our Father in Heaven wants to talk to you
      He can hear you loud and clear
      And He sent His Son Jesus to inhabit the earth
      So that all who want God can draw near

      Real prayer is a conversation
      At least that’s what God wants it to be
      We talk in the garden in the cool of the day
      When we are part of His family

      Only Jesus never disobeyed God
      He’s the only immaculate conception
      The Holy Spirit comes in His Name
      Don’t listen to the voice of deception

      If a false apostle preaches
      I became your father, imitate me
      He doesn’t speak the words of God
      It’s just Boss Paul the Pharisee

      And if a heretic now claims to be
      The Church’s universal pastor
      His words should be ignored
      They lead to nothing but disaster

      Jesus did not just teach The Way
      He IS The Way, my friend
      Repeating the mantra of Marypaulhammad
      Is nothing but a dead end

      Bibliography – all “quotes” in “quotation marks” are the words of Jesus in the Gospel of John chapter 10

  3. Hi again 2 Who
    You wrote QUOTE: “It is up to the individual what quality of leaven they choose and what they choose to believe.”

    Yes I agree – and to make it more specific, personal, and applicable, I would say it’s WHOSE leaven we choose and WHOM we choose to believe.
    For example:

    Jesus was asked twice which Commandment is the greatest or most important one, (Matthew 22 and Mark 12)
    Both times Jesus answered quoting the same two commandments, from the Law of Moses.

    Jesus said that one of these two commandments is the first and greatest most important one. Which one is it? The one in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, or the one in Leviticus 19:18 ?

    “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “ is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ [Mark 12:29-30, Deuteronomy 6:4-5]

    Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” [Matthew 22:37-38, Deuteronomy 6:5]

    Paul the Pharisee, the self-appointed apostle, had a different teaching. Galatians 5:14 and Romans 13:8-10

    Whose teaching will you choose? Paul the Pharisee, or Jesus?

    Poem – What is love?

    Two men came to Jesus
    With different motivations.
    They asked Him the same question
    Relevant to all the nations:

    Which is the Most Important?
    The answer was the same.
    Jesus did not manipulate
    He was not there to play a game.

    “Love the Lord your God” said Jesus
    as He quoted from The Law –
    to fulfill and not abolish
    was His purpose, full of awe.

    Jesus did not make all Scripture
    Into one new great commandment.
    He summarized The Law and Prophets
    “First and Greatest” and “The Second.”

    The Love of God is higher
    Than the love of any man.
    Receive from God, give back to God-
    Then to others, that’s His plan.

    The Love of God involves much more
    Than simply “love your fellow man.”
    Worship, trust, and pray to God,
    and obey Him – that’s His plan

    To worship and pray to neighbors,
    Whoever they may be,
    Or trust and obey our enemies
    Would be idolatry.

    The love of God is first and greatest,
    And the love of man is second.
    “All we need is love” are words
    of dead Beetles on the pavement.

    “The entire law is summed up in a single command”
    are not the words of Jesus our Salvation.
    It’s false teaching of Paul the Pharisee
    an “accuser of our brethren.”

    “Love” without God is Satan’s word through Paul
    in his chapter to the Corinthians.
    “I will show you the most excellent way”
    is the road to eternal perdition.

    Where is God in Paul’s chapter on love?
    Nowhere in view of the eye.
    Paul sings about himself like a Mexican Mariachi
    “I, I, I, I.”

    Jesus is The Most Excellent Way
    Not the words of a Pharisee.
    The words of Jesus are very clear.
    Jesus said, “You must follow ME.”

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