27 Nov Luke: Day 67
False Teachers are Doomed – Luke 17:2
The word “these” is a clue to whom the “little ones” are. Jesus isn’t speaking of children. He’s talking about those who’ve gathered round and are hanging on every word. Besides the disciples, they’re all just starting out with Him. They’re spiritual infants. So, they’re susceptible to being easily discouraged or led astray. Jesus gives strong caution against anyone doing so. It would be better to drown than be the cause of others falling away.
Severe judgment rests on those who cause new believers to stumble. False teachers are both a grave threat and in grave danger.
A word of caution: Just because someone is on the radio, TV, or the internet doesn’t mean their use of the name “Jesus” in order to lull you into believing everything they say is legit.