๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘‘ Who Are The Dogs And Swine?

โ€œWho are the dogs and swine in Matthew 7:6?โ€

โ€œGive not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast yeย your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under theirย feet, and turn again and rend you.โ€

A โ€œpearlโ€ is a living stone, a precious stone created byย a living creature. Since Peter says that to come to theย Lord under the kingdom program was to come to Him โ€œasย unto a living stoneโ€ (1 Pet. 2:4), the โ€œpearl of great priceโ€ย was Christ (Matt. 13:46), the most โ€œpreciousโ€ stone of allย (1 Pet. 2:6,7). Hebrews who found Christ under the kingdomย program โ€œsold allโ€ to obtain Him (Matt. 13:46 cf. Lukeย 18:22; Acts 2:45). When they associated themselves withย the Lord in this way, they themselves became โ€œlively stonesโ€ย (1 Pet. 2:5), and these are the pearls the Lord was saying shouldย not be cast to the swine. So who are the swine?

Swine were associated with demons (Mark 5:11-13), andย the only time swine and dogs are mentioned together (2 Pet.ย 2:22), they are associated with โ€œfalse prophetsโ€ (v. 1) who, likeย Balaam, knew the way of God but had โ€œforsaken the rightย wayโ€ (vv. 15,16), men who had โ€œknown the way of righteousnessโ€ย (v. 21) but chose to โ€œturn from the holy commandmentย delivered unto themโ€ (v. 21), showing they were Hebrews whoย were never saved (1 John 2:19). In the Tribulation that theย Lord was preparing His Hebrew hearers to go through, thereย will be a strong temptation to cast the lively stone pearls ofย believers into the clutches of these demonically-controlled falseย prophets. This temptation will be so strong that even familyย members might sell one another out (Micah 7:5,6) thinkingย they are serving God (John 16:2). If family members yield toย this temptation, however, the Lord warns that the swine ofย these demonically-controlled false prophets will โ€œturn againย and rendโ€ them. source

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