What is the significance of yeast in the New Testament?


Clarify Share Report Asked January 27 2014 1388307103 Nelly OKEKE

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Mini Louise Rittmiller
Yeast represents sin.

January 27 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Robert Shirley
Yeast (or leaven) represented sin in the Old Testament, and this carried over into New Testament times. It represented hypocrisy (Lk.12:1),worldliness (Mk. 8:15), rationalism (Mt. 6:6,12), evil conduct (1 Cor. 5:6), and false doctrine (Gal. 5:9).

March 08 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Great question, Nelly OKEKE!

Leaven (or yeast) in the New Testament symbolizes false teaching. Mark 8:15 --MR 8:15 says, “And he charged them, saying, ‘Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.’” It also symbolizes “the old life.” 1 Cor. 5:6-8 --1CO 5:8 says, “Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Leaven (or yeast) in the NT also symbolizes false teaching. GA 5:9 says, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” --Index of Biblical Images Wiersbe

I love this hymn titled, "The Lamb's high banquet called to share" --

Now Christ our Passover is slain,
The Lamb of God without a stain;
His flesh, the true unleavened Bread,
Is freely offered in our stead.

O all sufficient Sacrifice,
Beneath Thee hell defeated lies;
Thy captive people are set free,
And crowns of life restored by Thee.

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