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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).
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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