20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!2
26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs, and slew your prophets who testified against them to turn them to you, and they committed great blasphemies.
10 Because they have seduced my people saying, 'Peace!' When there is no peace.1 And one builds a wall, and lo, others [false prophets] daub it with untempered mortar, [Peace is the fruit of righteousness, which is quietness and confident trust, (unquestionable assurance), forever. Isa 32:17. Until we have been purified and freed from all sin, there is no peace or righteousness. See the definition of righteousness in 1 John 3:7's commentary and footnote to understand what it means and what it takes to become righteous and have peace.]
22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad, and have strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not turn from his wicked way, by [falsely] promising him life.3
|Proverbs 24:24 |
24 He who says to the wicked [those still sinning], "You are righteous;" him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him.3 [Anyone still sinning is wicked. The preachers of Babylon's Christianity tell their followers that despite them still sinning, they have an imputed righteousness because they believe in Jesus. Following that fallacious logic, so are the demons righteous because they too believe in Jesus. Those deceived followers who were told they were righteous and promised heaven when still being captive to sin will curse the blind guide preachers that lured them into the ditch and Hell after death. There is an imputed righteousness that comes with the measure of faith received with the fruit of the Spirit, which is rewarded to those who have crucified their selfish, evil spirit on the inward cross of self-denial, but not before. Believing in Jesus is not the faith that imputes righteousness; see Footnote 2 of Romans 3 for the detail of imputed righteousness. ]