|Matthew 7:6 |
6 Do not give what is holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you.3
3 Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you. What is holy is the understandings that you have received from Christ himself, by his revelations, by his voice, by his visions, by both, or by the deep understanding that surrounds you like you are submerged in it. These understandings will usually directly and seriously contradict the religious culture that is dependent on outward forms of ritual, with no obedience to the inner voice, with no reliance on the voice of God, with no reliance on being personally taught by the Holy Spirit.
In the Old Testament, dogs licked the blood of dead men, as preachers and priests today feed on the life and sustenance of their congregations, who are dead to the life of God, living in sin; they fleece the sheep. Dogs were preachers who fed themselves, never getting enough. Dogs were blind, dumb, ignorant, watchmen (preachers) unable to sound a warning, lying down, loving to slumber. In the New Testament Paul referred to Judiazer dogs who preached circumcision, whose confidence was in works of the flesh. Dogs were those who preached the outward form and observations of religion, trying to preserve and justify the man of sin continuing in his selfish, sinful, fleshly nature. So today, dogs would be the preachers and teachers of Christendom. The works of the flesh that today's dogs teach are: the sinner's prayer, water baptism, bread and wine ceremony, infant baptism, tithing, hail Marys, our Fathers, confessional, pray the rosary, study the Bible, etc. Dogs of Christianity have written tens of thousands books telling you how to live as a Christian, but without a clue as to what a true Christian is. Dogs also tear the lambs; they are fleshly men, (still in their sinful natures), who persecute those born of the spirit. The priests and ministers of the Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Puritans viciously whipped, beat, imprisoned, and killed the early Quakers in England and America; and when the Spirit of Christ is revealed in the true believers of this age, the ministers and priests, (the dogs), will similarly persecute Christ again. Dogs also can be proponents of Hare Krishna, or Hinduism, or Buddhism, or Islam. If you tell them your holy understandings, it is a waste of time, because all they want to do is convert you to their way of thinking. So you keep your peace. You don't try to educate the wise or correct those who think they can see, but can't. From the Word of the Lord within: "The leaders of Christianity are dogs — blind, dumb, ignorant dogs; professing to know everything, they know nothing; professing to know everything, they live their lives as fools." George Fox said his era's ministers' spiritual progress was less than that of Balaam's ass because the ass spoke the Word of the Lord, but the ministers could not even hear the Lord's voice, much less speak the Word of the Lord; they could only quote the Bible; exactly like the ministers today.
Revelation 22:15 states: For outside the city are dogs, and sorcerers, and the impure, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves the deception of lies and cheating. The dogs, sorcerers, impure, murderers, idolaters, and liars are the leaders of Christendom and priests of the world's religions. (See Footnote 1 in Revelation 22 for the details of how.)
Swine are those who live for their own appetites, whose god is their stomach, who serve their lusts, and who are happy doing so. If you cast your pearls, (your understandings, your wisdom, your revelations), in front of these people, they will ridicule them, they will mock and scoff, and their reproach will only hurt you. So, we keep our pearls to ourselves and only pass them on to those who share our commitment in fellowship. And even there, when sharing, we must speak in humility and without pride of having received the understanding, or the understanding will be missed by others and our pride in speaking will damage us.
George Fox writes in his Journal of a vision he had of the priests eating their followers like dogs eat flesh from bones.
I was under great sufferings at this time, beyond what I have words to declare. For I was brought into the deep, and saw all the religions of the world, and people that lived in them, and the priests that held them up; who were as a company of man eaters, eating up the people like bread, and gnawing the flesh from off their bones. But as for true religion and worship, and ministers of God, alas! I saw there was none among those of the world that pretended to it. For they that pretended to be the church, were but a company of man eaters, men of cruel appearance, and of long teeth; who, though they had cried against the man eaters, (Indians), in America, I saw they were in the same nature. And as the great professing Jews did 'eat up God's people like bread,' and the false prophets and priests who then preached peace to people, so long as they 'put into their mouths and fed them;' but if they did not feed them, they prepared war against them; 'they ate their flesh off their bones, and chopped them up for the cooking pot;' so these that profess themselves christians now, (both priests and professors), are not in the same power and spirit that Christ and the holy prophets and apostles were in. Instead they are in the same nature that the old professing Jews were in, and are man eaters like them too.