The Doctrine of Balaam Note the words of Christ belowRevelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling stone before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. What is the doctrine of Balaam? The word doctrine simply means teaching so we are looking for the teaching of Balaam. The Doctrine of Balaam is simply this, any teaching that lures the spiritual children of God into sin thus bringing them under the curse. It can be something as simple as speaking evil of a brother in Christ. Any sin will harm your relationship with God. Who was Balaam?Balaam was a prophet of Yahweh who lived in Mesopotamia. He like many prophets today was carnally minded (he was concerned with the things of this world). He was hired by a wicked king Balak to curse the children of Israel. God had another plan he warned Balaam not to curse Israel, but to bless them! Because he couldnt curse them Balak was angry with Balaam and refused to pay him. Balaam in return taught Balak to lure the Israelites into sin to bring them under the curse. Numbers 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD. Numbers 22:1-24:25 references the accounts of Balak calling Balaam to curse Israel. Some government agencies also hold a very similar doctrine. Some in their ranks will attempt to draw us into unlawful conversations or acts so that they may have mastery over us. Use wisdom and walk in the spirit of Christ and you wont be ashamed. Romans 8:5-65 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Whatever you do, do it as to Christ. If we walk in the law of the spirit we shall not sin.