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Numbers 25, Numb 31:14-16, Rev 2:14
The doctrine of Balaam is the cunning vile of the devil through the wolves to teach to the congregation of the Lord in such a way that they can be seduced and be stumbled in their walk with the Lord through sexual sins and to guide them to have fellowship with the idols by eating their words. They seduce those who are weak in consciousness using women or men (flesh), and push them into sexual sins.
For example, in some churches, there is a new wave of worship or new modern worship in the form of dancing. They make young women and girls to dance when the worship was going on. They will justify this with the incident where danced before the Lord and in few places of scriptures, it is mentioned about the dancing. However, we have to think about the whole congregation when something is presented to the congregation. The pastor or an elder, whoever decided to have dancing during worship might be very strong and he can resist the desire of the flesh. But, some brothers who are sitting in the congregation may be weak. For them they look at it in a different angle and the devil induces them so many imagination while they were still sitting in the church. When they go back home or out of the church, they cannot remain silent but they were driven to fall into the sexual appetite. Our Lord said in Mat 18:6, 7 that “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” Paul says in I Cor 8:9, that the liberty that a matured believer enjoy should not be a stumbling block to a weak believer who is struggling to stand with his feet and run the race. If we put a stumbling block in front of the weak brother then we are inducing the doctrine of Balaam to that brother that he be seduced and commit sin. If he commits sin, than those who induce it or be a part in the decision making process, commits sin against Christ. This is one of the examples from the receiving end of the doctrine.