Ten Commandments radio program delivered
in the early 90's.
The Doctrine of Balaam
Deuteronomy Chapter 4
Revelation 2:14. But I have a few things
against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of
Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of
Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
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ANNOUNCER: (1 John 5:1-3 With Majesty Music following Bible words)
The first epistle general of John. Chapter 5.
(1) Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is
born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is
begotten of him.
(2) By this we know that we love the children of
God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
(3) For this is the love of God, that we keep his
commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to the Bible Law Course Program. This is a series
of broadcasts about The Ten Commandments, not as a means to salvation, but as a
code of conduct for Christians. In these programs we will show that all our
nation al problems can be solved with the application of God given laws.
SPEAKER: Hello, let's start this program about The Ten Commandments by
listening to a few verses from Deuteronomy chapter four of your Bible.
ANNOUNCER: The fifth book of Moses called
Deuteronomy. Chapter four. (1) Now therefore hearken, O
Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do
them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of
your fathers giveth you.
(2) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command
you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
(3) Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of
Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the Lord thy God hath
destroyed them from among you.
(4) But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God
are alive every one of you this day.
(5) Behold, I have taught you statutes and
judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the
land whither ye go to possess it.
(6) Keep therefore and do them; for this is your
wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all
these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding
(7) For what nation is there so great, who hath
God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call
upon him for?
(8) And what nation is there so great, that hath
statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you
(9) Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul
diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest
they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons,
and thy sons' sons;
SPEAKER: This book of Deuteronomy, it was written by Moses. He asked
us to hearken to the statutes and judgments. Here is what Moses said:
ANNOUNCER: (1) Now therefore hearken, O Israel,
unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them,
that ye may live, . .
SPEAKER: Moses made this point over and over and over. That obedience
to God's law was a matter of life and death. Not just for you, but for your
children, and even for your nation. God sent Moses so that we might have life
and Jesus came that we might have life more abundantly. The principle taught is
this, if you do not listen to Moses you may not live long enough to listen to
Christ. I'll be back right after this message.
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SPEAKER: What are Statutes and Judgments? God gave us ten
commandments, these ten commandments are laws. God had Moses explained His Ten
Commandment laws, by means of Statutes and Judgments. To understand how this
works, let's think of a modern day legislature.
For example, your representatives in the legislature might write a law
saying, Thou Shalt not speed. That is a law. Now the question is, what is
speeding? The sixteen year old know it all, does not have the same ideas about
driving as the 65 year old retired businessman, who lost his wife in a car
accident. So the legislature defines speeding by writing a statute to answer the
question, what is speeding?
Thou shalt not exceed twenty miles per hour in a school zone, that would be a
statute under this no speeding law. The statutes of the law explain the act
required or forbidden. Otherwise everyone would be free to decide for himself
what speeding was. You see, you just can not write a law saying, Thou shalt not
speed, and let everyone decide for himself what speeding is.
And what about the law breaker? The speeder. Provision is made for the
lawless by a written judgment. The legislature might write a judgment saying,
anyone exceeding the 20 mile speed limit in a school zone shall be fined $5.00
for each mile over the speed limit.
Your representatives in the legislature write law that way. They write laws
with three parts, first the basic law. Then the statutes that define the law's
requirements, and finally the judgments or penalties for breaking the law.
God is just as smart as your legislators. He gave us ten basic laws. Then he
explained them by way of statutes. And finally he gave us judgments to deal with
the lawless. Even after going to church for years, the average person has no
knowledge about God's Law, and they have never heard of its statutes and
judgments, listen to this letter.
I felt that you made some excellent points in the
Bible Law Course about clergymen either not understanding, or deliberately
distorting God's Laws. I am an ordained minister with two seminary degrees. I'm
a Lieutenant General in the National Chaplains Association. No where, no where in my
training was God's Law ever stressed. I feel that I will be a better Christian
and a better minister because of your course.
In chapter four, the first thing Moses said was that God gave us statutes and
judgments that we might live. Here are Jesus' words from Matthew 4:4 of your New
ANNOUNCER: (4) And when the tempter came to
him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made
bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
SPEAKER: Jesus said. It is written, Written where? Well right
there in Deuteronomy 4 and verse 1. Jesus words were in reference to the fourth
chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy, wherein Moses was explaining Gods Law, it's
statutes and judgments that we might live.
Moses wrote about Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ quoted Moses' writings,
listen to this. It is from your New Testament. John chapter 5: verses 46 and 47
ANNOUNCER: (The gospel according to St. John)
(46) For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
(47) But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
SPEAKER: Some New Testament Christians say, The Old Testament, that's
done away in Jesus. But if that is what you believe, how does that teaching
square with what you just heard?
ANNOUNCER: if ye
believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
SPEAKER: How can you believe Jesus, if you do not first believe Moses?
And in Matthew 4:4 Jesus in effect said, if you wish to live, listen to Moses
for Moses gave you God's word. Moses next point was in verse three. He said, "You have
seen what God did at Baalpeor." Here is verses 3 again, listen,
ANNOUNCER: (3) Your eyes have seen what the
Lord did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the Lord
thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
SPEAKER: These people did not live, it says, the Lord thy God hath
destroyed them from among you. Why would God do this? What happened? This event
at Baalpeor is mentioned in the New Testament's Book of Revelation. It is in
chapter 14, verse 2, listen:
ANNOUNCER: (2) But I have a few things
against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who
taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel,
In this New Testament verse God is complaining that his Christian people were
living with, or associating with a people who held to something called, The
Doctrine of Balaam. This New Testament verse mentions two men, one was a prophet
and the other a king. These two cast a stumbling block before the people of
Israel. What was the stumbling block?
In this program let's find out about the events at Baalpeor,
let's find out what it was that
these New Testament Christians believed that is called; The Doctrine of Balaam.
And what that has to do with Moses' and Jesus' advise, That ye might live.
We can find out more about Baalpeor, Balaam the prophet and King Balac by
reading Numbers 22 to 25 in the Old Testament.
Briefly, King Balac of Moab wanted to make war with and destroy the nation of
Israel. The Israelites were a powerful nation and this king feared that his army
could not defeat them. So he sought out a famous prophet. He sought him out with
the intentions of having the prophet curse the people of God.
King Balac figured, perhaps rightly, that his army would prevail if the enemy
nation was under a curse. So King Balac asked prophet Baalim to place a curse on
Israel. King Balac offered to pay any amount of money for his cooperation.
Balaam the prophet knew that Israel was blessed of God, and he rightly
informed King Balac - he said it was not possible to curse, what God has
blessed. However, King Balac was stubborn and he was determined to have Israel
cursed anyway; and this Balaam the prophet, he was anxious to please simply
because he coveted the king's money.
So this is the deal that was worked out while the prophet could not place a
curse on Israel, he could tell the king how to get Israel to bring a curse upon
themselves, and so for money, prophet Balaam told King Balac, he told him how to
get God angry at and to curse his very own people.
And the plan was successful; the results were - God, in his anger, he slew
25,000 of his own people. Balaam got his money, and the enemy king achieved a
victory without firing a shot. In fact you could say, his weapon was peace. He
gave peace a chance. From reading just The Old Testament, just exactly what
Balaam told King Balac is not clear.
Fortunately, more details are available in a well known, well respected
history book. That history book is the History of the Jews, by Josephus.
Balaam's advise to King Balac is found in Josephus Book four, chapter 6; here in
chapter six Josephus reports what Balaam said to the king, Here is what he said;
"If you want to be victorious over them - follow my advice. Select your most
beautiful women, women beautiful enough to overcome the modesty of their male
companions. Dress them in the finest, most seductive clothing and jewelry that
you can afford. Then send them to the Israelite camp with these instructions
that when any of the Hebrew men desire their companionship, they allow it."
"And when the men lust after them, to let them do as they please but only
after they have been persuaded to abandon their own laws; the laws delivered at
Sinai through Moses, and to live by the laws and customs of the gods of the Midianites and Moabites; for by this means their God will be angry at them."
Balaam's advice is simply this. To; persuade, seduce, trick or otherwise get
God's people to break God's Law, or live by the customs and laws of other lands. This is
done to get God to remove his blessings and bring instead, curses upon his own
When you read Josephus' account you will find that the men who were seduced,
did not believe that they were doing anything wrong. God does not say, it is
O.K. to sin, if your intentions are good. He does not say that you can do
whatever you please, as long as you think you are doing the right thing.
There is a Bible in every Christian home, and if you believe that you can
live contrary to God's clear instruction; because you have been taught,
"God looks upon the heart," then you have been listening to the wrong
people. The Doctrine of Balaam is a war of words and a war of ideas. It is a
A war conducted against Christians. A war conducted by people who live among
us. A war of words and a war of ideas. The wicked work very hard to bring about
change in our society, to replace our traditional Christian values with 'more
modern, more enlightened ways'. And often, the ideas are presented by seductive
young women, you know, look at modern day advertising. Very often the new ideas
are presented in TV situation comedies, at other times by the talk shows;
shows that present every perversion as acceptable, while ridiculing traditional
These ideas, presented as entertainment, they lead to a change in our way of life.
Changes that violate the statutes and judgments of God's Law.
The story in Josephus is several pages long, much too long to cover in this
short broadcast. But you can read the complete account for yourself. Lesson
three of our Bible Law Course includes a copy of Josephus report. Now, I'll be back
right after this message.
| When this radio program was aired
several years ago the Bible Law Course was a by mail correspondence
course. These lessons were used as source material in building this
web site. Josephus report as found in the old paper lesson three is
also included on this web site. Click here.
The paper Bible Law Course lessons are again
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ANNOUNCER: When you add up the total debt of the American people, federal, state, local,
business and personal, our people owe more than the value of the whole North
American Continent. How has this situation come upon us? Is there a practical way out of
Well, the answer is "Yes," and it's in your Bible. But the Bible is
forbidden in the public schools and it has been chased out of government.
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SPEAKER: So there you have it, now you know the secret of the Doctrine
Of Balaam. In the Old Testament, in the book of Micah, chapter 6 verse 5, we
find a related warning. Here it is; listen carefully;
ANNOUNCER: (5) O my people, remember now what
Balac king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from
Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the Lord.
SPEAKER: Notice that this verse makes several points; First, this is
something for God's people to remember. Something for you to remember.
Specifically, We are to remember what King Balac asked. And, we are to remember
Balaam's answer. And finally, the reason for all this, and that reason is, "that
ye may know the righteousness of the Lord." If we have never heard this warning
and if we don't know anything about the Doctrine of Balaam, then two things will
First, we will not know, and therefore, we will not understand God's righteousness.
And second, we will not be able to detect, and not be able to recognize the
workings of these wicked people, if and when they do live among us.
What did King Balac want to know? King Balac wanted to know how to destroy
God's People. He obtained advice from Balaam the prophet. The implementation of
this advice caused, persuaded or resulted in sin on the part of God's people.
All he did was to get them to break God's law, to sin. Many of the people at
that time did not know or
did not believe that they were sinning. Nevertheless, this sin resulted in a plague, and
25,000 people died.
And most important, God caused the plague. Yes, God caused the plague. The
prophet Micah wanted us to understand the righteousness of God. It is simply.
When his people are wicked, he punishes them, when they are good, he blesses
Now, if you were one of them, one of these people who hold the Doctrine of
Balaam, and hate Christ, and hate Christians, how would you put this Doctrine of
Balaam into effect?
Well, perhaps that has already happening. If you are an older member of our
society you have seen great changes in our nation in your lifetime. We now
accept customs and ways that were simply not tolerated just a few years ago.
Take for example abortion. When you were a child, police arrested abortionists,
and abortionists were either executed or imprisoned.
Today, abortionists openly do business and the police arrest and jail those
opposed to abortion. Who or what brought about this change? And how did they do
it in such a short time? Another great change is in how women dress. A very few
years ago women wore dresses. Here is a verse from your Bible, it is Deuteronomy
ANNOUNCER: (5) The woman shall not wear that
which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for
all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
SPEAKER: These seducers simply look through the Bible to discover what
God likes and what he does not like. Then they use their influence on the TV
talk shows, the situation comedies, and in the movies, to persuade us to do what
To make sin popular, to make it the right thing to do? Just get Christians to
do the exact opposite of whatever it is that God wants them to do. I have in my
hands a letter-to-the-editor of a newspaper. Listen to what this woman had to
say, this is the headline, Women Should Not Wear Pants.
She says, "In this day and age when women want
to be equal with men in everything it seems, I think that they have lost more
than they have gained. They even want to dress like men. There is nothing so
nauseating and sickening as to see women dressed in pants. They have no
femininity. God created them a woman. Not a man. God said in Deuteronomy 22:5,
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man
put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy
Then men want to be women by wearing
their hair long, like a woman. God said in 1 Corinthians 11:14, Doth not even
nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
You can hardly tell some of them apart.
Where are the beautiful women of yesteryear? The femininely dressed keepers at
home. Like the Bible says in Titus 2:5, "keepers at home." Now so many children
are 'keepers at home'.
So, while many women are away trying to
compete with men, I think that is why we have so much juvenile delinquency. The
home is falling apart today. May god give us feminine women and manly men.
And this letter-to-the-editor was signed by a woman whose first name is
Bernice. There are a thousand examples of how the wicked work to change our
Christian laws and Christian customs, how they make popular the ways disliked,
even hated by the God of your Bible. The enemies of Christianity know they know
that a Christian Nation is blessed and invincible just as long as they are in
God's good graces.
They also know that God will not bless a nation of sinners. Even if we
sin with the best of intentions. Even if we excuse our sin in the name of
'love'. In fact, the wicked know, if they can keep us ignorant of God's Law,
make us believe that it is done away, make us think that we are good Christians
while at the very same time tricking us into doing the things God hates, they
know, God will still bring curses upon us.
That is the secret of The Doctrine of Balaam. Are you over your
head in debt? Is your plant being closed and your job sent to some other nation
such as Mexico or Japan? Could these curses be on us because we, as a nation,
are in violation of God's economic laws? Even his clothing laws? The answer is
And these laws, and the curses that result from their violation they are
listed in your Bible. People ask, Where is the God of judgment? Where is God's
righteousness? Well, it is right there in the National Debt and right there in
plant closings. These are a few of God's punishments on America. All these
curses are listed right there in Deuteronomy 28 of your Bible.
The curses upon America are increasing. It is proof, proof that something is
terribly wrong in America, proof that God is angry with us. Proof that the
judgment of God is upon America. Have the wolves been gleefully pulling the wool
over the eyes of Christian Sheep? One pastor in Massachusetts wrote this in the
margin of a lesson Answer Sheet "Boy is God opening my eyes." Later we
received this letter from the same Pastor.
Let me say how much I am enjoying this
Bible Study. Thank you so much. After 3 years of Bible School and fifteen years
of preaching that God put his law away in Christ, God forgive me, and he has,
thank God for opening my eyes. If we ministers would stop listening to our heads
and start listening to our hearts, we would know God has not put away his
commandments. God has been trying to show me this for a long time. I understand
now why we are in such a mess. I don't know why I did not see this sooner. I ask
for his forgiveness. In Jesus name I covenant before God, that from this time
forward I will teach and preach his whole word.
Well, if God can open the eyes of a Pastor, he can open your eyes too. These
lessons will open your eyes to what is happening here in America. Check it out
for yourself. I'll be back after this;
ANNOUNCER: Something is terribly wrong here in America! Foreigners are
buying up our business and industry; factories are being closed. Millions who
had good jobs now struggle to make ends meet. Everything bad is on the increase
- what's wrong? What's the explanation? What are the practical solutions? The
explanation is in your Bible, but the Bible's forbidden in public schools -
ridiculed in the media, and chased out of government.
Bible offers practical solutions to our national problems. You can have a part
in turning things around. Call now - toll free- 1 800 (deleted). We will send
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SPEAKER: Next week we will continue in our study of The Ten
Commandments. For now, lets close this program by listening a few verses from
your The New Testament.
ANNOUNCER: The Gospel according to St. John. Chapter
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: ... (15) If ye love
me, keep my commandments. ... (21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth
them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my
Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ... If ye keep my
commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments, and abide in his love. ... These things have I spoken unto you,
that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
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